edge

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noun
1 place where sth ends
ADJECTIVE
top, upper

the top edge of the picture frame

bottom, lower
inner, inside
outer, outermost, outside
front, rear
left, right

the left edge of the image

northern, southern, etc.
far, near, opposite

She could see rocky cliffs on the opposite edge of the lake.

bevelled/beveled, curved, raised, rounded, scalloped, smooth, straight

the rounded edges of her collarbone

a mirror with a bevelled/beveled edge

exposed
cut, frayed

Flip the fabric over so the cut edge is now to your left.

My fingers played with the frayed edges of my jeans.

very

Erosion has left the house perched on the very edge of the cliff.

cliff, forest, water's

A row of boats was beached at the water's edge.

VERB + EDGE
reach

We had reached the edge of the map and didn't know which way to go.

skirt

The road skirts the western edge of the forest.

clutch, grab, grasp, grip

I gripped the edge of my desk to steady myself.

catch

My foot caught the edge of the table.

border, line

Trees lined the edges of the path.

define, mark

A trellis provided shade and defined the edges of the courtyard.

form

The building forms the northern edge of the courtyard.

align
sand, seal, trim
PREPOSITION
along the edge, around the edge, round the edge (esp. BrE)

Smoke was making its way around the edges of the door.

at the edge

Soon we were at the edge of the woods.

on the edge

She sat on the edge of her bed.

over the edge

The car rolled over the edge of the cliff.

PHRASES
right on the edge

They live right on the edge of town.

2 sharp side of sth
ADJECTIVE
razor-sharp, sharp
cutting
serrated

a knife with a serrated edge

jagged, ragged, rough
smooth
blunt
VERB + EDGE
sharpen
3 advantage
ADJECTIVE
competitive
slight
big (informal, esp. AmE), decided, decisive, definite
winning
extra

Their training gave them an extra edge.

technological
VERB + EDGE
give sb/sth
gain, have, hold

to gain a competitive edge over rival suppliers

keep, maintain, retain

Taiwan still retained a decisive edge in many industries.

lose
PREPOSITION
edge over

The intensive training she had done gave her the edge over the other runners.

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verb
ADVERB
carefully, cautiously, nervously
slowly
backward, forward
ahead

The Italian edged ahead to win the race.

PREPOSITION
ahead of

He drew level and for a moment edged ahead of his rival.

along

He edged carefully along the narrow ledge.

away from

Heaton began to edge away from Jed and headed for the stairs.

towards/toward

We slowly edged our way towards/toward the exit.

PHRASES
edge your way
Edge is used with these nouns as the object: ↑way

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • EDGE — (engl. für ‚Rand‘, ‚Kante‘, ‚Schneide‘) steht für: Edge (Texas), eine Stadt in Texas, USA Edge (Organisation), ein amerikanischer Think Tank, Herausgeber des Internetmagazins Edge – The Third Culture, das sich der Vermittlung zwischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Edge — (engl. für ‚Rand‘, ‚Kante‘, ‚Schneide‘) steht für: Edge (Texas), eine Stadt in Texas, USA Edge (Zeitschrift), ein Magazin über Computerspiele in englischer und deutscher Ausgabe Edge ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Selwyn Edge… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • EDGE — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • edge — [ej] n. [ME egge < OE ecg, akin to ON egg, Ger ecke, corner < IE base * ak , sharp: see ACID] 1. the thin, sharp, cutting part of a blade 2. the quality of being sharp or keen 3. the projecting ledge or brink, as of a cliff 4. the part… …   English World dictionary

  • Edge — Edge, v. i. 1. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way. [1913 Webster] 2. To sail close to the wind. [1913 Webster] I must edge up on a point of wind. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {To edge away} or {To edge off} (Naut.), to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] To edge her champion s sword. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Edge — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Edge puede referirse a: El nombre en el ring del luchador Adam Copeland. Edge, una publicación dedicada al sector de videojuegos. una ciudad dentro del mundo ficticio del videojuego Final Fantasy VII, construida en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • edge — ► NOUN 1) the outside limit of an object, area, or surface. 2) the line along which two surfaces of a solid meet. 3) the sharpened side of a blade. 4) an intense or striking quality. 5) a quality or factor which gives superiority over close… …   English terms dictionary

  • edge — [n1] border, outline bend, berm, bound, boundary, brim, brink, butt, circumference, contour, corner, crook, crust, curb, end, extremity, frame, fringe, frontier, hem, hook, ledge, limb, limit, line, lip, margin, molding, mouth, outskirt, peak,… …   New thesaurus

  • EDGE —   [Abk. für Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution, dt. »gesteigerte Datenraten für die Weiterentwicklung von GSM«], eine Erweiterung von GSM in Richtung UMTS, mit der (wie bei der UMTS Grundversorgung) eine Datenübertragungsrate von bis zu 384… …   Universal-Lexikon

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