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Definition of Verge

Verge

  1. A rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean.
  2. The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, they holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge.
  3. The compass of the court of Marshalsea and the Palace court, within which the lord steward and the marshal of the king's household had special jurisdiction; -- so called from the verge, or staff, which the marshal bore.
  4. A virgate; a yardland.
  5. A border, limit, or boundary of a space; an edge, margin, or brink of something definite in extent.
  6. A circumference; a circle; a ring.
  7. The shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft.
  8. The edge of the tiling projecting over the gable of a roof.
  9. The spindle of a watch balance, especially one with pallets, as in the old vertical escapement. See under Escapement.
  10. The edge or outside of a bed or border.
  11. A slip of grass adjoining gravel walks, and dividing them from the borders in a parterre.
  12. The penis.
  13. The external male organ of certain mollusks, worms, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
  14. To border upon; to tend; to incline; to come near; to approach.
  15. To tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north.

Verge Quotations

I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
Tennessee Williams

The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
John Foster Dulles

Future is mobile computing - smartphones and tablets are just elements of it. The industry is on the verge of a whole new paradigm.
Thorsten Heins

While nothing is certain, I firmly believe our nation is on the verge of a nuclear energy renaissance.
Michael K. Simpson

Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith.
Paul Tillich
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Verge Translations

verge in German is Rand
verge in Latin is vergo
verge in Swedish is kanten, rand
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