(noun, verb)


1. the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

Similar word(s): border, perimeter

Definition categories: shape, bound, boundary, edge

2. an amount beyond the minimum necessary

- the margin of victory

Definition categories: attribute, amount

3. the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities

Definition categories: possession, deposit

4. (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold

Definition categories: possession, earnings, lucre, net, profit, profits

5. the blank space that surrounds the text on a page

- he jotted a note in the margin

Definition categories: communication, place, space

6. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Similar word(s): allowance, leeway, tolerance

Definition categories: attribute, disagreement, discrepancy, divergence, variance

Sentences with margin as a noun:

- margin of error


1. To add a margin to.