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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. verge

    The boundary was originally the landmark, that which marked off one piece of territory from another. The bound is the limit, marked or unmarked. Now, however, the difference between the two words has come to be simply one of usage. As regards territory, we speak of the boundaries of a nation or of an estate; the bounds of a college, a ball-ground, etc. Bounds may be used for all within the limits, boundary for the limiting line only. Boundary looks to that which is without; bound only to that which is within. Hence we speak of the bounds, not the boundaries, of a subject, of the universe, etc.; we say the students were forbidden to go beyond the bounds. A barrier is something that bars ingress or egress. A barrier may be a boundary, as was the Great Wall of China. Bourn, or bourne, is a poetical expression for bound or boundary. A border is a strip of land along the boundary. Edge is a sharp terminal line, as where river or ocean meets the land. Limit is now used almost wholly in the figurative sense; as, the limit of discussion, of time, of jurisdiction. Line is a military term; as, within the lines, or through the lines, of an army. Compare BARRIER; END.

    barrier, border, bound, boundary, bourn, bourne, confines, edge, enclosure, frontier, landmark, limit, line, marches, marge, margin, term, termination

    center, citadel, estate, inside, interior, land, region, territory

    The boundaries of an estate; the boundary between neighboring territories.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vergenoun

    border, brim, edge, rim, limit, margin, brink, eve

    heart, depth, center, midst

  2. vergeverb

    tend, bend, slope, incline, approach, approximate, trend, bear

    decline, deviate, revert, depart, recede, return, back, retrocede

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brink, threshold, vergenoun

    a region marking a boundary

    doorsill, brink, doorstep, scepter, doorway, wand, limen, sceptre, threshold, room access, door

  2. verge, brinknoun

    the limit beyond which something happens or changes

    "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"

    wand, threshold, sceptre, scepter, brink

  3. scepter, sceptre, verge, wandnoun

    a ceremonial or emblematic staff

    brink, threshold, sceptre, scepter, baton, wand

  4. vergeverb

    a grass border along a road

    wand, threshold, sceptre, scepter, brink

  5. vergeverb

    border on; come close to

    "His behavior verges on the criminal"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vergenoun

    rod, staff, mace

  2. vergenoun

    edge, brink, border, margin, rim, brim, confine, limit, skirt, point

  3. vergenoun

    arbor (of a watch-balance), spindle

  4. vergeverb

    tend, incline, slope, lean

  5. vergeverb

    border, approach, be near

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "verge":

    brink, edge, houghton, rand, point, woolly-heads, threshold, eve, item, riddell, dawn, yard

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  1. Michael Osterholm:

    We are going to see our hospitals literally on the verge of collapse.

  2. Ali Akbar Salehi:

    Initial measures have been started for the design of modern 20 percent fuel and we're on the verge of (achieving) it. This product is different from the previous 20 percent fuel, and we can supply fuel to any reactor that is built like the Tehran reactor, the Tehran reactor has so far been working with old fuel, but modern fuel can improve efficiency.

  3. Pierre Trudeau:

    This is going to be a close election, we're on the verge of accomplishing something big.

  4. Kamala Harris:

    We are on the verge of a crisis of confidence in the Supreme Court, we have to take this challenge head on, and everything is on the table to do that.

  5. Bobby Najari:

    This promise of a sort of effective oral male contraceptive has been always on the verge of becoming a reality, but I feel like I've been hearing that for a long time now, i think it's going to take at least 10 years, if not longer.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. overt
    • B. surface
    • C. overhead
    • D. ulterior

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