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Definition of "verge" []

  • The extreme edge or margin; a border. See Synonyms at border. (noun)
  • An enclosing boundary. (noun)
  • The space enclosed by such a boundary. (noun)
  • The point beyond which an action, state, or condition is likely to begin or occur; the brink: on the verge of tears; a nation on the verge of economic prosperity. (noun)
  • Architecture The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable. (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 "verge" in a sentence
  • "As far as the definition of being "on the verge" is concerned, I think I prefer a probabilistic story."
  • "Re Diplo's comment about the mower missing presumed dead, the partly mown, or half-cut, verge is becoming common around here."
  • "This constant shorting on companies that are in production or on the verge is insane."