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English noun: edge

1. edge (location) the boundary of a surface


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, bounds

Narrower (hyponym)brink, limb

2. edge (shape) a line determining the limits of an area

Synonymsbound, boundary

Broader (hypernym)line

Narrower (hyponym)border, brink, fringe, lower bound, margin, outer boundary, perimeter, periphery, rim, thalweg, threshold, upper bound, verge

3. edge (artifact) a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object

SamplesHe rounded the edges of the box.

Broader (hypernym)side

Narrower (hyponym)bevel, bezel, brim, cant, chamfer, curb, curbing, cutting edge, deckle, deckle edge, featheredge, groin, kerb, knife edge, leading edge, lip, milling, razor edge, rim, trailing edge

4. edge (attribute) the attribute of urgency in tone of voice

SamplesHis voice had an edge to it.


Broader (hypernym)urgency

5. edge (attribute) a slight competitive advantage

SamplesHe had an edge on the competition.

Broader (hypernym)favorable position, favourable position, superiority

6. edge (artifact) the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

SamplesThe edge of the leaf is wavy.
She sat on the edge of the bed.
The water's edge.

Broader (hypernym)demarcation, demarcation line, limit

Narrower (hyponym)berm, border, border, hem, luff, molding, moulding, roadside, selvage, selvedge, shoulder, wayside

English verb: edge

1. edge (motion) advance slowly, as if by inches

SamplesHe edged towards the car.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

2. edge (possession) provide with a border or edge

SamplesEdge the tablecloth with embroidery.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. edge (contact) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

SamplesCanada adjoins the U.S..
England marches with Scotland.

Synonymsabut, adjoin, border, butt, butt against, butt on, march

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

Narrower (hyponym)neighbor, neighbour

4. edge (contact) provide with an edge

SamplesEdge a blade.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)sharpen

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