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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

The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
Hunter S. Thompson

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960's - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils - a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.
John F. Kennedy

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

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.
Napoleon Hill
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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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