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Definition of "edge" []

  • A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument. (noun)
  • The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade. (noun)
  • A penetrating, incisive quality: "His simplicity sets off the satire, and gives it a finer edge” ( William Hazlitt). (noun)
  • A slight but noticeable sharpness or harshness: His voice had an edge to it. (noun)
  • Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest: The brisk walk gave an edge to my appetite. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "edge" in a sentence
  • "So, for instance, where a C programmer might have a pointer to an edge struct inside a face struct, wings puts an integer index for the edge there, and has a separate gb_trees dictionary to map edge# - > edge record."
  • "But the dérive includes both this letting go and its necessary contradiction: the domination of psychogeographical variations by the knowledge and calculation of their possibilities-- Guy Debord ...and as was Iain Sinclair who even uses the term 'edge lands': I?"
  • "Indeed, regardless of his original orientation, the thing which always seems to push him over the edge is the presence of Superman, doing just the sort of thing he does on this page."