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Synonyms for edge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. edge, border(noun)

    the boundary of a surface

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

  2. boundary, edge, bound(noun)

    a line determining the limits of an area

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

  3. edge(noun)

    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, sharpness(noun)

    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. edge(noun)

    a slight competitive advantage

    "he had an edge on the competition"

    boundary, sharpness, bound, border

  6. edge(verb)

    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, inch(verb)

    advance slowly, as if by inches

    "He edged towards the car"

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

  8. border, edge(verb)

    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 on(verb)

    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. edge(verb)

    provide with an edge

    "edge a blade"

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


  1. edge(noun)


  2. edge(noun)

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

    gain, advantage

  3. edge(verb)

    To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.

    brink, rim, lip, boundary, margin

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. edge(n.)

    cutting side (of a blade)

  2. edge(n.)

    border, rim, brim, margin, verge, brink

  3. edge(n.)

    keenness, sharpness, intensity

  4. edge(v. a.)


  5. edge(v. a.)

    fringe, border

  6. edge(v. a.)

    move sideways, move little by little

  7. edge(v. n.)

    move sideways, move little by little

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. edge(n)

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

  2. edge(v)

    sharpen, fringe, border, rim, hitch along

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How to use edge in a sentence?

  1. Zalman Stern:

    The problem with the cutting edge is that someone has to bleed.

  2. Geoff LeBaron:

    When people harass them, it's to the detriment of the birds. It can cause them to spend more energy and push them over the edge. If they are starving already, it can cause them to starve to death.

  3. Emmylou Harris:

    I was a folk singer who became totally over the edge with country music. I found my voice and style working with Gram Parsons. I learned how to listen to George Jones records and the Louvin Brothers.

  4. Keith Pogson:

    The big players can afford cutting edge technology, hire the best people to have a real robust go at anti-money laundering and know-your-customer rules, but for the small players the question will be: does it make economic sense to put in place the level of compliance and scrutiny requested or is it not worth it?

  5. Hunter S Thompson:

    The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

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