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Definition of Wedge

Wedge

  1. A piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical.
  2. A solid of five sides, having a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.
  3. A mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form.
  4. Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form.
  5. The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos; -- so called after a person (Wedgewood) who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.
  6. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive.
  7. To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
  8. To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way.
  9. To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something.
  10. To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place.
  11. To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.

Wedge Quotations

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
Pauline Kael

In a long meter hymn, a singer - they call it 'lays out a line.' And then the whole church joins in in repeating that line. And they form a wall of harmony so tight, you can't wedge a pin between it.
Maya Angelou

I love chilling in a cute sweatsuit and wedge sandals or sneakers.
Vivica A. Fox

My dog has the intellectual capacity of a lime wedge, yet even he possesses an elaborate set of assumptions, based on his ability to control my behavior through a combination of slavish devotion and incessant howling.
Martha Beck

I believe every woman should have a flat, a really good wedge, and then the showstopper shoe.
Brad Goreski
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Wedge Translations

wedge in Dutch is een wig slaan, een wig steken
wedge in French is cale, toquade, coin
wedge in Portuguese is cunha
wedge in Swedish is kil, kila
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