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Edge appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun edge:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb edge:


The word edge is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun edge

What does edge mean as a name of something?

Edge is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: edges

  1. the boundary of a surface
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of edge: border
    • more generic words: bound / boundary / bounds = the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    • more specific words:
      • brink = the edge of a steep place
      • limb = the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet
  2. a line determining the limits of an area
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • synonyms of edge: bound / boundary
    • more generic word: line = a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
    • more specific terms:
      • rim = the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
      • perimeter / border / margin = the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
      • outer boundary / periphery / fringe = the outside boundary or surface of something
      • threshold / brink / verge = a region marking a boundary
      • upper bound = a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set
      • lower bound = a number equal to or less than any other number in a given set
      • thalweg = the middle of the chief navigable channel of a waterway that forms the boundary line between states
  3. a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
    • example: he rounded the edges of the box
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: side = an extended outer surface of an object
    • more specific terms:
      • chamfer / bevel / cant = two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
      • bezel = a sloping edge on a cutting tool
      • brim / lip / rim = the top edge of a vessel or other container
      • curbing / curb / kerb = an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones
      • deckle edge / deckle = rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper
      • featheredge = a thin tapering edge
      • groin = a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults
      • cutting edge / knife edge = the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife
      • leading edge = forward edge of an airfoil
      • milling = corrugated edge of a coin
      • razor edge = an edge that is as sharp as the cutting side of a razor
      • trailing edge = the rear edge of an airfoil
  4. the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    • example: his voice had an edge to it
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of edge: sharpness
    • more generic word: urgency = pressing importance requiring speedy action
  5. a slight competitive advantage
  6. the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something
    • examples: the edge of the leaf is wavy | she sat on the edge of the bed | the water's edge
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic terms: demarcation / demarcation line / limit = the boundary of a specific area
    • more specific words:
      • border = a strip forming the outer edge of something
      • hem = the edge of a piece of cloth
      • luff = the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
      • moulding / molding / border = a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
      • selvedge / selvage = the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray
      • shoulder / berm = a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
      • roadside / wayside = edge of a way or road or path

Alternative definition of the noun edge


  1. The boundary line of a surface.
  2. [geometry] A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
  3. An advantage (as have the edge on)
  4. 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.
  5. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
  6. Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
  7. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. "On the edge of winter." John Milton.
  8. [cricket] The edge of a cricket bat.
  9. [graph theory] Any of the connected pairs of vertices in a graph.
  10. In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax.
  11. Technical manuever of rock climbers in which the exterior interface of the upper and the sole is placed as far as possible onto rock ledges and the ankle is held rigidly, as opposed to "smearing".

Specialised definition of the noun edge

Glossary of sports

an advantage over somebody, e.g. a competitor (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

part of some sport equipment used in winter sports: in alpine skiing the steel sides on the outside of the ski's running bases; appropriate use of the inside edge of the bottom ski and the outside edge of the upper ski are essential for successful and effective turning. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / figure skating

each skate blade has two edges, one on each side of the groove in the center, the inside edge and the outside edge, and each edge is divided into two sections, forward and back. On most maneuvers, specific edges are supposed to be used. For example, the specifications for the Axel call for a takeoff from the forward inside edge and a landing on the back outside edge of the opposite foot

Definition of the verb edge

What does edge mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: edged | edging | edges

  1. advance slowly, as if by inches
  2. provide with a border or edge
  3. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
  4. provide with an edge
    • example: edge a blade
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: sharpen = make sharp or sharper

Alternative definition of the verb edge


  1. [transitive] To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
  2. [intransitive] To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
  3. (cricket) [transitive] To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.
  4. [transitive] To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.
  5. [transitive] To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.

Specialised definition of the verb edge

Glossary of sports

to move gradually sideways, or make something move in this direction by pushing it (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to strike a ball or other object with the edge of a cricket bat (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to put weight down on the outer or inner side of a ski so that its edge cuts into the snow (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / cricket

if a batsman edges the ball, he gets a slight touch to it from the edge of his bat (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)


  1. Edge: Adam Joseph Copeland is a Canadian actor and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time with WWE under the ring name Edge.
  2. Edge a.k.a. The Edge: David Howell Evans, more widely known by his stage name The Edge, is a British-born Irish musician, songwriter and singer best known as the guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist of the rock band U2. A member of the group since its inception, he has recorded 12 studio albums with the band as well as one solo record. As a guitarist, The Edge has crafted a minimalistic and textural style of playing. His use of a rhythmic delay effect yields a distinctive ambient, chiming sound that has become a signature of U2's music.
  3. Edge a.k.a. DJ Edge is a musician, composer, and disc jockey.
  4. Edge a.k.a. EJ Assi is an actor.
  5. Edge a.k.a. Egidio Tari is an actor.
  6. Edge was an actor.
    • also known as Edge Edgerton
    • profession: Actor
    • died on (4 years ago) in Naples
    • read more about Edge (actor)

There are other people with in their name, like Amy Edge, Ati Edge, Dan Edge, Loy Edge, Rod Edge, Alan Edge, Dave Edge, Edge Test, Jess Edge, Aaron Edge and many others.


  1. Edge is a musical group.
    • albums: "Sarcastic Fringeheads", "Suction 8"
  2. Edge is a "World Rock" band from Houston, Texas. The band is a mutli-cultural, multi-lingual fusion of rock music. Combined all 4 members represent Spanish, Dutch, Persian, Cuban, Greek, Puerto Rican and African roots. Considering the members of Edge's backgrounds growing up in the United States and trying to connect with their roots, they have decided music is the best way to reach out to the world. Music crosses all boundaries and can not be held from anyone, even those in places that are told to not listen. We hope our message reaches your hearts, spirits and minds. Edge hopes you get the chill for no reason when hearing their songs and whatever message you gain from them is the correct interpretation, because art is for the people, by the people. It should be shared and it should be a revolution in itself. Edge's music is intended to bring on some sort of emotion and to stray from the super-ficial shallow tendencies that ruin societies and create sheep in lieu of citizens. Edge creates songs about love, hate and everything that spawns from these emotions.

There are other groups with in their name, like On Edge, 3rd Edge, Soul Edge, Angel Edge, Edens Edge, Stone Edge, Cradle Edge, Double Edge, Eden's Edge, Jagged Edge, Pike's Edge, Razors Edge, Tangle Edge, Cutting edge, Cutting-Edge, Edge of Dawn, Edge of Haze, Heavens Edge, Janison Edge.


Edge is a publisher.


Edge is a fictional character from the 2010 film The John Cena Experience, TV programs ECW, Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE Superstars, and the TV movie WrestleMania 2000.


"Edge" is a play by Paul Alexander.


  1. "Edge" a.k.a. "The Edge" is a 1997 American survival drama film directed by Lee Tamahori and starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Bart the Bear, a trained Kodiak Bear known for appearances in several Hollywood movies, also appears in the film as a vicious grizzly; this was one of his last film roles.
  2. Edge a.k.a. The Edge of Night is an American television mystery series/soap opera produced by Procter & Gamble. It debuted on CBS on April 2, 1956, and ran as a live broadcast on that network for most of its run until November 28, 1975; the series then moved to ABC, where it aired from December 1, 1975, until December 28, 1984. 7,420 episodes were produced, of which some 1,800 are available for syndication.
  3. "Edge" is a 2010 drama film written and directed by Carol Morley.


"Edge" is a puzzle game developed by Mobigame for the iOS devices. Originally released on the iTunes App Store in December 2008, it has been removed and re-added to the store multiple times due to a trademark dispute with Tim Langdell of Edge Games, concerning the use of the word "Edge" in the title. The game was released on PlayStation Minis in Europe and Australia on December 2, 2010 and September 20, 2011 in North America. The game was released on Steam on August 11, 2011 and on Android along with Edge Extended on January 31, 2012, as part of the first Android Humble Indie Bundle, followed by a release on Wii U on November 21, 2013. Edge was also released for the Nintendo 3DS on December 26, 2013.

  • also known as Edge by Mobigame, Edgy
  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developers: Two Tribes B.V., Mobigame
  • genres: Puzzle game, Platform game, Action game
  • publisher: Mobigame
  • released in (7 years ago)
  • official website:


  1. "Edge" is a musical album of Simon Périn, Matthieu Malot, Jérémie Périn, Richard Malot, Romain Gauthier, video game soundtrack.
    • also known as Edge Official Soundtrack, Edge: Sweet Music From the Game, Edge - Sweet Music from the Game
    • released on (6 years ago)
  2. "Edge" is an album by Daryl Braithwaite released in late 1988. It reached No. 1 on the Australian ARIA Charts for 3 weeks in 1989.
  3. "edge" is a composition.
    • also known as edge (TV edit), edge (karaoke)
    • music and lyrics by Yuki Kajiura
  4. "Edge" is the third studio album by the Finnish band Reflexion. It was recorded at Mastervox, State Railroad and Park Street Studios, mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa at Coalhole and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsback.
  5. "edge" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  6. "edge" is a musical single of See-Saw.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  7. "Edge" is a musical album of Lenny White.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  8. "Edge" is a musical album of Holly Near.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  9. "Edge" is a musical album of slowEarth.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  10. "Edge" is a musical single of Stone the Crow.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  11. "Edge" is a composition.


  1. Edge is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The parish includes Edge Hall and Edge Green.
  2. Edge a.k.a. Eisenach Kindel Airport is an Airport in Germany.

There are other places with in their name, like Edge Hill, Edge Lane, Gilt Edge, Gilt-Edge, Brown Edge, Knife Edge, Knife-Edge, River Edge, Snods Edge, Nether Edge, Rivers Edge, Rushup Edge, Edge Theatre, River's Edge, Alderley Edge, Close to the Edge, Wotton-under-Edge, River’s Edge Trail, Chiltern Edge School.


  1. EDGE: Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution is a digital mobile phone technology that allows improved data transmission rates as a backward-compatible extension of GSM. EDGE is considered a pre-3G radio technology and is part of ITU's 3G definition. EDGE was deployed on GSM networks beginning in 2003 – initially by Cingular in the United States.
    • also known as Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution
  2. Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom, which publishes 13 issues of the magazine per year. It is known for its industry contacts, editorial stance, distinctive anonymous third-person writing style, yearly awards and longevity.
  3. Edge is a brand of shaving gel manufactured by Energizer Holdings. Introduced in 1970, the line includes Sensitive Skin, Extra Moisturizing, Extra Protection, Ultra Sensitive, Clean and Refreshing, and Soothing Aloe.
  4. Edge Foundation, commonly referred to as 'Edge', is an independent education foundation, dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning in the UK. Its aim is for young people to have the opportunity to achieve their potential, to ensure that the UK’s future workforce is equipped with the skills to succeed.
  5. Edge is a 2003 theater production of the play by Paul Alexander.
    • award: - Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance nomination for Angelica Page
  6. Edge is a 1992 News & Documentary Emmy Award tv program aired in USA.
    • country: United States of America
    • award: - News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational or Cultural Programming - Segments (Chicago Art Institute)

Phrases with Edge

Phrases starting with the word Edge:

  1. edge in
  2. edge up
  3. edge out
  4. Edge Set
  5. Edge Play
  6. edge tool
  7. Edge cover

Phrases ending with the word Edge:

  1. On Edge
  2. Toe Edge
  3. Top Edge
  4. Drip Edge
  5. fore edge
  6. Free Edge
  7. Hoary Edge
  8. knife edge
  9. knife-edge
  10. razor edge
  11. Bottom Edge
  12. deckle edge

Other phrase containing the word Edge:

  1. to edge in

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Edge

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Google previewMechanics of Fluids (2008)

by Uche Oteh

The leading edge is the most forward point on the mean camber line, while the trailing edge is the most rearward point on the mean camber line. The desired length of the airfoil section is determined by placing the leading and trailing ...

Google previewMosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene - E-Book (2013)

by Michele Leonardi Darby

A sharp cutting edge is a line without width; a dull cutting edge is a rounded surface 2.

Google previewA Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present Time (1873)

Du Moulin to Franklin

EDGE (F. The Alabama and the Kearsarge. An Account of the Naval Engagement in the British Channel, on Sunday, June 19th, 1864, from Information furnished to the Writer by the Wounded and Paroled Prisoners of the Confederate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia (2008)

by Borko Furht

Edge Detection. Figure 1. Color edge detection: (a) color image, (b) corresponding edge map. End-to-End Security for Multimedia Adaptation. Figure 3. Scrambled predicted coded ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge (1804)

Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy. Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health Or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, Both Familiar and Commercial, Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts in Five Volumes by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

slightly adherent, that it may often be taken away entire, and is easily removed, by lightly drawing the edge along the finger nail. The edge thus cleared, is generally very even ; but it is too thick, and must again be reduced by whetting. A finer ...

Google previewDictionary Of Computer & Information Technlgy

by Mrinal Talukdar

Eclipse Edge router Internet access to rural farmers. The purpose is to inform and empower them and, as a result, to improve the quality of agricultural goods and the quality of life for farmers. Eclipse Eclipse is a Java-based open source ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)

by U S Dept of Agriculture

surfaced dry; lumber ≤ 19% moisture content per ALS for softwood square edge Select or Select grade square edge and sound slash or flat grain surfaced green; lumber unseasoned, >19% moisture content per ALS for softwood sapwood, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1993)

Volume 43 - Process Control: Feedback Simulation to Process Optimization by John J. McKetta Jr

Accuracy deteriorates significantly for the square edged plate at Reynolds numbers below 10.000; the quadrant edge or conic edge is better suited to these lower velocity, higher viscosity situations. The eccentric and segmental orifices were ...

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Sign Language Interpreted Performances at THE EDGE

THE EDGE offers an initiative called SIGNAL a programme offering Sign Language Interpreted performances for the deaf and Audio Described performances for ...

Quotes about Edge

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. (Kurt Vonnegut)
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Scrabble value of E1D2G2E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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