(noun, verb)


1. the boundary of a surface

Similar word(s): border

Definition categories: location, bound, boundary, bounds

2. a line determining the limits of an area

Similar word(s): bound, boundary

Definition categories: shape, line

3. a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object

- he rounded the edges of the box

Definition categories: man–made, side

4. the attribute of urgency in tone of voice

- his voice had an edge to it

Similar word(s): sharpness

Definition categories: attribute, urgency

5. a slight competitive advantage

- he had an edge on the competition

Definition categories: attribute, superiority

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 edge

Definition categories: man–made, demarcation, limit

Sentences with edge as a noun:

- I have the edge on him.

- The cup is right on the edge of the table.

- He is standing on the edge of a precipice.


1. advance slowly, as if by inches

- He edged towards the car

Similar word(s): inch

Definition categories: motion, advance, progress

2. provide with a border or edge

- edge the tablecloth with embroidery

Similar word(s): border

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

3. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

Similar word(s): abut, adjoin, border, butt, march

Definition categories: contact, adjoin, meet, touch

4. provide with an edge

- edge a blade

Definition categories: contact, sharpen

Sentences with edge as a verb:

- He edged the book across the table.

- He edged away from her.