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Synonyms for edge

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  1. edgenoun


  2. edgenoun

    (cricket) To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.

    gain, advantage

  3. edgeverb

    To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.

    rim, margin, boundary, lip, brink

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. edge

    Bank is a general term for the land along the edge of a water course; it may also denote a raised portion of the bed of a river, lake, or ocean; as, the Banks of Newfoundland. A beach is a strip or expanse of incoherent wave-worn sand, which is often pebbly or full of boulders; we speak of the beach of a lake or ocean; a beach is sometimes found in the bend of a river. Strand is a more poetic term for a wave-washed shore, especially as a place for landing or embarking; as, the keel grates on the strand. The whole line of a country or continent that borders the sea is a coast. Shore is any land, whether cliff, or sand, or marsh, bordering water. We do not speak of the coast of a river, nor of the banks of the ocean, tho there may be banks by or under the sea. Edge is the line where land and water meet; as, the water's edge. Brink is the place from which one may fall; as, the river's brink; the brink of a precipice; the brink of ruin.

    bank, beach, border, bound, brim, brink, coast, marge, margin, rim, shore, strand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edge, bordernoun

    the boundary of a surface

    margin, borderline, moulding, delimitation, mete, bound, molding, boundary, boundary line, border, sharpness, perimeter

  2. boundary, edge, boundnoun

    a line determining the limits of an area

    bound, saltation, bounce, spring, bounds, limit, leaping, boundary, border, leap, sharpness

  3. edgenoun

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

    "he rounded the edges of the box"

    boundary, sharpness, bound, border

  4. edge, sharpnessnoun

    the attribute of urgency in tone of voice

    "his voice had an edge to it"

    keenness, asperity, pungency, distinctness, raciness, bound, bite, boundary, acuity, border, acuteness, sharpness

  5. edgenoun

    a slight competitive advantage

    "he had an edge on the competition"

    boundary, sharpness, bound, border

  6. edgeverb

    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"

    boundary, sharpness, bound, border

  7. edge, inchverb

    advance slowly, as if by inches

    "He edged towards the car"

    adjoin, inch, abut, butt, butt against, march, border, butt on

  8. border, edgeverb

    provide with a border or edge

    "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"

    adjoin, frame in, border, abut, butt, bound, ring, butt against, skirt, march, inch, frame, surround, environ, butt on

  9. border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt onverb

    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

    "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"

    demonstrate, abut, surround, process, touch, bound, march, frame in, frame, skirt, butt against, meet, bump into, run into, parade, border, butt, knock against, exhibit, jar against, ring, adjoin, inch, bunt, butt on, contact, environ

  10. edgeverb

    provide with an edge

    "edge a blade"

    adjoin, inch, abut, butt, butt against, march, border, butt on

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. edgenoun

    cutting side (of a blade)

  2. edgenoun

    border, rim, brim, margin, verge, brink

  3. edgenoun

    keenness, sharpness, intensity

  4. edgeverb


  5. edgeverb

    fringe, border

  6. edgeverb

    move sideways, move little by little

  7. edgeverb

    move sideways, move little by little

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. edgenoun

    verge, brink, border, margin, rim, extremity, sharpness, intensity, zest, poignancy, sting, selvage, selvedge, listing, bevel, flange

  2. edgeverb

    sharpen, fringe, border, rim, hitch along

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How to use edge in a sentence?

  1. Eric Holler:

    Murder and mayhem is a moneymaking business, i think there's a little bit of darkness in us all. We all want to walk to the edge.

  2. Edward R. Murrow:

    The politician is ... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.

  3. Joshua Morley-Hammond:

    This ending of this love, while short, is like a paper cut. You get so caught up in the story that you are uncovering that you fail to see the edge begin to bite. It cuts deep and it stings no better than the last time but in a week or two, you will forget that it even happened;

  4. Tao Te Ching:

    Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.

  5. Ken Shropshire:

    It is kind of a way to say :' We're cutting edge, we're not some old sports league,'.

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