(noun, verb)


1. a region marking a boundary

Similar word(s): brink, threshold

Definition categories: shape, bound, boundary, edge

2. the limit beyond which something happens or changes

- on the verge of tears

Similar word(s): brink

Definition categories: attribute, bound, boundary, limit

3. a ceremonial or emblematic staff

Similar word(s): scepter, sceptre, wand

Definition categories: communication, staff

4. a grass border along a road

Definition categories: man–made, border

Sentences with verge as a noun:

- I was on the verge of tears.


1. border on; come close to

- His behavior verges on the criminal

Definition categories: stative, border, bound

Sentences with verge as a verb:

- Eating blowfish verges on insanity.