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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edge  \Edge\,  n.  [OE.  eg  egge,  AS  ecg;  akin  to  OHG.  ekka  G. 
  ecke,  Icel.  &  Sw  egg,  Dan.  eg  and  to  L.  acies,  Gr  ?  point, 
  Skr.  a?ri  edge.  ??.  Cf  {Egg},  v.  t.,  {Eager},  {Ear}  spike  of 
  corn,  {Acute}.] 
  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 
 
  He  which  hath  the  sharp  sword  with  two  edges.  --Rev. 
  ii  12. 
 
  Slander,  Whose  edge  is  sharper  than  the  sword. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Any  sharp  terminating  border;  a  margin;  a  brink;  extreme 
  verge;  as  the  edge  of  a  table,  a  precipice. 
 
  Upon  the  edge  of  yonder  coppice.  --Shak. 
 
  In  worst  extremes,  and  on  the  perilous  edge  Of 
  battle.  --Milton. 
 
  Pursue  even  to  the  very  edge  of  destruction.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  3.  Sharpness;  readiness  of  fitness  to  cut;  keenness; 
  intenseness  of  desire. 
 
  The  full  edge  of  our  indignation.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Death  and  persecution  lose  all  the  ill  that  they  can 
  have  if  we  do  not  set  an  edge  upon  them  by  our 
  fears  and  by  our  vices.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  4.  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.''  --Milton. 
 
  {Edge  joint}  (Carp.),  a  joint  formed  by  two  edges  making  a 
  corner. 
 
  {Edge  mill},  a  crushing  or  grinding  mill  in  which  stones  roll 
  around  on  their  edges,  on  a  level  circular  bed;  --  used 
  for  ore,  and  as  an  oil  mill.  Called  also  {Chilian  mill}. 
 
 
  {Edge  molding}  (Arch.),  a  molding  whose  section  is  made  up  of 
  two  curves  meeting  in  an  angle. 
 
  {Edge  plane}. 
  a  (Carp.)  A  plane  for  edging  boards. 
  b  (Shoemaking)  A  plane  for  edging  soles. 
 
  {Edge  play},  a  kind  of  swordplay  in  which  backswords  or 
  cutlasses  are  used  and  the  edge,  rather  than  the  point, 
  is  employed. 
 
  {Edge  rail}.  (Railroad) 
  a  A  rail  set  on  edge;  --  applied  to  a  rail  of  more  depth 
  than  width. 
  b  A  guard  rail  by  the  side  of  the  main  rail  at  a  switch. 
  --Knight. 
 
  {Edge  railway},  a  railway  having  the  rails  set  on  edge. 
 
  {Edge  stone},  a  curbstone. 
 
  {Edge  tool}. 
  a  Any  tool  instrument  having  a  sharp  edge  intended  for 
  cutting. 
  b  A  tool  for  forming  or  dressing  an  edge;  an  edging 
  tool. 
 
  {To  be  on  edge},  to  be  eager,  impatient,  or  anxious. 
 
  {To  set  the  teeth  on  edge},  to  cause  a  disagreeable  tingling 
  sensation  in  the  teeth,  as  by  bringing  acids  into  contact 
  with  them  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edge  \Edge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Edged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Edging}.] 
  1.  To  furnish  with  an  edge  as  a  tool  or  weapon;  to  sharpen. 
 
  To  edge  her  champion's  sword.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  shape  or  dress  the  edge  of  as  with  a  tool. 
 
  3.  To  furnish  with  a  fringe  or  border;  as  to  edge  a  dress; 
  to  edge  a  garden  with  box. 
 
  Hills  whose  tops  were  edged  with  groves.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  make  sharp  or  keen,  figuratively;  to  incite;  to 
  exasperate;  to  goad;  to  urge  or  egg  on  [Obs.] 
 
  By  such  reasonings,  the  simple  were  blinded,  and  the 
  malicious  edged.  --Hayward. 
 
  5.  To  move  by  little  and  little  or  cautiously,  as  by  pressing 
  forward  edgewise;  as  edging  their  chairs  forwards. 
  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edge  \Edge\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  move  sideways;  to  move  gradually;  as  edge  along  this 
  way 
 
  2.  To  sail  close  to  the  wind. 
 
  I  must  edge  up  on  a  point  of  wind.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  edge  away}  or  {off}  (Naut.),  to  increase  the  distance 
  gradually  from  the  shore,  vessel,  or  other  object. 
 
  {To  edge  down}  (Naut.),  to  approach  by  slow  degrees,  as  when 
  a  sailing  vessel  approaches  an  object  in  an  oblique 
  direction  from  the  windward. 
 
  {To  edge  in},  to  get  in  edgewise;  to  get  in  by  degrees. 
 
  {To  edge  in  with},  as  with  a  coast  or  vessel  (Naut.),  to 
  advance  gradually,  but  not  directly,  toward  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  edge 
  adj  :  at  or  constituting  a  border  or  edge;  "the  marginal  strip  of 
  beach"  [syn:  {edge(a)},  {fringe(a)},  {fringy},  {marginal}] 
  n  1:  the  boundary  of  a  surface  [syn:  {border}] 
  2:  a  line  determining  the  limits  of  an  area  [syn:  {boundary},  {bound}] 
  3:  a  sharp  side  formed  by  the  intersection  of  two  surfaces  of 
  an  object;  "he  rounded  the  edges  of  the  box" 
  4:  the  attribute  of  urgency;  "his  voice  had  an  edge  to  it" 
  [syn:  {sharpness}] 
  5:  a  slight  competitive  advantage;  "he  had  an  edge  on  the 
  competition" 
  6:  a  strip  near  the  boundary  of  an  object;  "he  jotted  a  note  on 
  the  margin  of  the  page"  [syn:  {margin}] 
  v  1:  advance  slowly,  as  if  by  inches  [syn:  {inch}] 
  2:  lie  adjacent  to  another;  "Canada  adjoins  the  U.S."  [syn:  {border}, 
  {adjoin},  {abut},  {butt},  {butt  against},  {butt  on}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  EDGE 
  Enhanced  Data  rate  for  GSM  Evolution  (GSM,  Mobile-Systems) 
 
 




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