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Definition of Edge

Edge

  1. The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.
  2. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
  3. Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
  4. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
  5. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
  6. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
  7. To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.
  8. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
  9. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
  10. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
  11. To sail close to the wind.

Edge Quotations

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut

Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man's struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.
Richard P. Feynman

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Henry Ford

Human beings are remarkably resilient. When you think about it, our species has been teetering upon the edge of the existential cliff since Hiroshima. In short, we endure.
Rick Yancey

One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water's edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach.
Luanne Rice
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Edge Translations

edge in Afrikaans is oewer
edge in Danish is bred, rand
edge in Dutch is wal, kant, kust, boord, oever
edge in Finnish is ranta, reuna
edge in French is bord, rive, encoignure
edge in Latin is acies, mucro, labrum, ambitus, ora
edge in Norwegian is egg, kant
edge in Portuguese is borda, margem
edge in Spanish is canto, borde, orilla
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