(noun, verb)


1. any shape that is triangular in cross section

Similar word(s): cuneus

Definition categories: shape, triangle, trigon, trilateral

2. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Similar word(s): bomber, grinder, hero, hoagie, hoagy, sub, submarine, torpedo, zep

Definition categories: food, sandwich

3. a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation

Similar word(s): hacek

Definition categories: communication, diacritic

4. a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe

Definition categories: man–made, heel

5. (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole

Definition categories: man–made, iron

6. something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them

Definition categories: man–made

7. a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

Similar word(s): chock

Definition categories: man–made, block

Sentences with wedge as a noun:

- Stick a wedge under the door, will you? It keeps blowing shut.

- Can you cut me a wedge of cheese?

- I made a big fat wedge from that job.


1. put, fix, force, or implant

Similar word(s): deposit, lodge, stick

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

2. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

Similar word(s): force, squeeze

Definition categories: contact, displace, move

Sentences with wedge as a verb:

- I wedged open the window with a screwdriver.

- He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa.