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edge    音標拼音: ['ɛdʒ]
n. 邊緣,尖銳,刀刃,優勢
vt. 使銳利,擠進,鑲邊,開刃
vi. 緩緩移動



邊 邊緣

n 1: the boundary of a surface [synonym: {edge}, {border}]
2: a line determining the limits of an area [synonym: {boundary},
{edge}, {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 in tone of voice; "his voice had an
edge to it" [synonym: {edge}, {sharpness}]
5: a slight competitive advantage; "he had an edge on the
6: the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place
farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the
leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's
v 1: advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car"
[synonym: {edge}, {inch}]
2: provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with
embroidery" [synonym: {border}, {edge}]
3: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins
the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [synonym: {border},
{adjoin}, {edge}, {abut}, {march}, {butt}, {butt against},
{butt on}]
4: provide with an edge; "edge a blade"

Edge \Edge\ ([e^]j), n. [OE. eg, egge, AS. ecg; akin to OHG.
ekka, G. ecke, Icel. & Sw. egg, Dan. eg, and to L. acies, Gr.
'akh` point, Skr. a[,c]ri edge. [root]1. 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.
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He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. --Rev.
ii. 12.
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Whose edge is sharper than the sword. --Shak.
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2. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme
verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
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Upon the edge of yonder coppice. --Shak.
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In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge
Of battle. --Milton.
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Pursue even to the very edge of destruction. --Sir
W. Scott.
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3. Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness;
intenseness of desire.
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The full edge of our indignation. --Sir W.
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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.
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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.
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{Edge joint} (Carp.), a joint formed by two edges making a

{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.

{Edge railway}, a railway having the rails set on edge.

{Edge stone}, a curbstone.

{Edge tool}.
(a) Any tool or instrument having a sharp edge intended
for cutting.
(b) A tool for forming or dressing an edge; an edging

{To be on edge},
(a) to be eager, impatient, or anxious.
(b) to be irritable or nervous.

{on edge},
(a) See {to be on edge}.
(b) See {to set the teeth on edge}.

{To set the teeth on edge},
(a) to cause a disagreeable tingling sensation in the
teeth, as by bringing acids into contact with them.
[archaic] --Bacon.
(b) to produce a disagreeable or unpleasant sensation; to
annoy or repel; -- often used of sounds; as, the
screeching of of the subway train wheels sets my teeth
on edge.
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Edge \Edge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Edged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
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To edge her champion's sword. --Dryden.
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2. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
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3. To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress;
to edge a garden with box.
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Hills whose tops were edged with groves. --Pope.
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4. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to
exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on. [Obs.]
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By such reasonings, the simple were blinded, and the
malicious edged. --Hayward.
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5. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing
forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
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Edge \Edge\, v. i.
1. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this
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2. To sail close to the wind.
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I must edge up on a point of wind. --Dryden.
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{To edge away} or {To edge off} (Naut.), to increase the
distance gradually from the shore, vessel, or other

{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.
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287 Moby Thesaurus words for "edge":
A, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acme, acridity, acrimony,
acuity, aculeate, acuminate, acumination, acuteness, adjoin,
advantage, air line, allowance, alpha, anxious, apex, apogee,
apprehensive, asperity, astringency, axis, bank, barb, beeline,
befringe, beginning, bind, bite, bitingness, bitterness, blast-off,
board, border, bordure, bound, boundary, bourn, brim, brink, brow,
bulge, cap, causticity, chord, climax, cloud nine, coast,
coign of vantage, commencement, crabbed, crawl, creation, creep,
crest, crown, culmen, culmination, cuspidate, cut, cutting edge,
cuttingness, dawn, deadwood, diagonal, diameter, direct line,
directrix, draw, drop, edge tool, edgy, effectiveness, end,
enframe, establishment, extreme limit, extremity, featheredge,
fidgety, fierceness, file, flange, flank, flying start, force,
foundation, frame, fresh start, fringe, go crabwise, go sideways,
great-circle course, grind, grip, handicap, harshness, head start,
heaven, heavens, height, hem, high noon, highest pitch,
highest point, hone, ill at ease, inch, incisiveness, inside track,
institution, irascible, irritable, jump, jump-off, keenness,
kick-off, knife-edge, labellum, labium, labrum, lap, lateral,
lateralize, lead, leading edge, ledge, limb, limbus, limit, line,
lip, list, make leeway, march, marge, margin, marginate, maximum,
meridian, mordacity, mordancy, mountaintop, move, mucronation,
ne plus ultra, nervous, new departure, no place higher, noon,
normal, odds, oilstone, on edge, on tenterhooks, oncoming, onset,
opening, origin, origination, outbreak, outline, outset, peak,
peevish, penetration, perimeter, periphery, perpendicular,
pinnacle, piquancy, pitch, poignancy, point, pointedness, pole,
prickliness, prickly, pungency, purfle, purl, radius,
radius vector, ragged edge, razor-edge, reset, restive, restless,
ridge, right line, rigor, rim, roughness, running start, secant,
segment, selvage, send-off, sensitive, set, set off,
setting in motion, setting-up, seventh heaven, severity, sharp,
sharpen, sharpness, shore, shortcut, shrillness, side, sideline,
sideslip, sidestep, sidle, skew, skid, skirt, sky, something extra,
something in reserve, sourness, spiculate, spinosity, spire, spur,
square one, start, start-off, starting point, steal, sting,
straight, straight course, straight line, straight stretch,
straightaway, strap, streamline, stridency, stringency, strop,
summit, superiority, surround, take-off, tangent, taper, tartness,
teeth, tense, thinness, thorniness, threshold, tip, tip-top, top,
touchy, transversal, trenchancy, trim, upmost, upper extremity,
upper hand, uppermost, uptight, urgency, utmost, vantage,
vantage ground, vantage point, vector, veer, vehemence, verge,
vertex, very top, violence, virulence, weapon, whet, whip hand,
worm, zenith




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