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I was the kind of reader in smudged pink harlequin glasses sitting on the cool, dusty floor of the Arrandale public library, standing at the edge of the playground, having broken a tooth in dodge ball, and lying under my covers with a flashlight.
Amy Bloom

Meaning of "edge" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EDGE

Old English ecg; related to Old Norse egg, Old High German ecka edge, Latin aciēs sharpness, Greek akis point.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EDGE

edge  [ɛdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EDGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Edge is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb edge in English.

WHAT DOES EDGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of edge in the English dictionary

The first definition of edge in the dictionary is the border, brim, or margin of a surface, object, etc. Other definition of edge is a brink or verge. Edge is also a line along which two faces or surfaces of a solid meet.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EDGE

PRESENT

Present
I edge
you edge
he/she/it edges
we edge
you edge
they edge
Present continuous
I am edging
you are edging
he/she/it is edging
we are edging
you are edging
they are edging
Present perfect
I have edged
you have edged
he/she/it has edged
we have edged
you have edged
they have edged
Present perfect continuous
I have been edging
you have been edging
he/she/it has been edging
we have been edging
you have been edging
they have been edging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I edged
you edged
he/she/it edged
we edged
you edged
they edged
Past continuous
I was edging
you were edging
he/she/it was edging
we were edging
you were edging
they were edging
Past perfect
I had edged
you had edged
he/she/it had edged
we had edged
you had edged
they had edged
Past perfect continuous
I had been edging
you had been edging
he/she/it had been edging
we had been edging
you had been edging
they had been edging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will edge
you will edge
he/she/it will edge
we will edge
you will edge
they will edge
Future continuous
I will be edging
you will be edging
he/she/it will be edging
we will be edging
you will be edging
they will be edging
Future perfect
I will have edged
you will have edged
he/she/it will have edged
we will have edged
you will have edged
they will have edged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been edging
you will have been edging
he/she/it will have been edging
we will have been edging
you will have been edging
they will have been edging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would edge
you would edge
he/she/it would edge
we would edge
you would edge
they would edge
Conditional continuous
I would be edging
you would be edging
he/she/it would be edging
we would be edging
you would be edging
they would be edging
Conditional perfect
I would have edge
you would have edge
he/she/it would have edge
we would have edge
you would have edge
they would have edge
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been edging
you would have been edging
he/she/it would have been edging
we would have been edging
you would have been edging
they would have been edging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you edge
we let´s edge
you edge
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to edge
Past participle
edged
Present Participle
edging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EDGE

edentulous
Edessa
Edgar
Edgar Atheling
edge tool
edgebone
edged
Edgehill
edgeless
edger
edgeways
edgewise
Edgeworth
edgier
edgiest
edgily
edginess
edging
edging shears
edgy

WORDS THAT END LIKE EDGE

acknowledge
badge
bridge
Cambridge
cartridge
cutting edge
cutting-edge
dodge
fridge
fudge
hedge
Hodge
judge
knowledge
ledge
lodge
pledge
ridge
to my knowledge
wedge

Synonyms and antonyms of edge in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EDGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «edge» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of edge

Translation of «edge» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EDGE

Find out the translation of edge to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of edge from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «edge» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

边缘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

borde
570 millions of speakers

English

edge
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बढ़त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حافَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

край
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

beira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রান্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bord
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelebihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가장자리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pinggiran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rìa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விளிம்பில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kenar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

margine
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krawędź
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

край
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

margine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρυφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kant
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kant
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of edge

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EDGE»

The term «edge» is very widely used and occupies the 2.434 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EDGE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «edge» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «edge» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about edge

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «EDGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word edge.
1
Naima Adedapo
I have thought about the next steps, and you know, they still don't know that I can dance. They don't know it, and it's frustrating me because I feel that it's an edge that I have, and I'm not talking about I took this hip hop class, I'm talking about this is how people actually know me.
2
Scott Adkins
I'm good when I've got a bit of an edge, like the Clint Eastwood type of archetypal character. The tough guy that doesn't say a lot.
3
Jean Alesi
F1 teams need a driver who will consistently set lap times that are 100 percent on the edge.
4
Tom Allen
Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
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Mario Andretti
Whenever you're aggressive, you're at the edge of mistakes.
6
Tom Atkins
Mel Gibson was lovely. He was on the edge of both scenes that I had with Danny Glover.
7
Ron Ben-Israel
'Sweet Genius' viewers will be on the edge of their seats as we continue to push the limits with inspirations and ingredients, while showcasing the talents of some of the best pastry chefs around. As a result, the desserts that the chefs create are truly outrageous.
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Amy Bloom
I was the kind of reader in smudged pink harlequin glasses sitting on the cool, dusty floor of the Arrandale public library, standing at the edge of the playground, having broken a tooth in dodge ball, and lying under my covers with a flashlight.
9
Kobe Bryant
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I'm out there on the basketball court.
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Peter Buck
We're the acceptable edge of the unacceptable stuff.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EDGE»

Discover the use of edge in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to edge and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Adam Copeland On Edge
Adam Copeland on Edge is more than an autobiography.
Adam Copeland, 2010
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Postcards from the Edge
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE Carrie Fisher is "one of our most painfully hilarious correspondents from the edge of sanity," said Vanity Fair about the author of this classic novel of men, drugs and alcohol, heartbreak and recovery.
Carrie Fisher, 2008
3
Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos
This book focuses on specific management dilemmas and illustrates solutions that work when the name of the game is change.
Shona L. Brown, Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, 1998
4
Guild Wars: Edge of Destiny
Armies have marched on the dragons and been swep aside. The dwarves sacrificed their entire race to defeat a single dragon champion. The age of mortals may soon be over. This is a time for heroes.
J. Robert King, 2010
5
The Edge of the Sea
Featuring a new introduction by Sue Hubbell, a groundbreaking environmental resource presents a fascinating foray into the sea--a watery world brimming with life--and the extraordinary world that exists at the boundary of land and water.
Rachel Carson, 1998
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The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for ...
Includes bibliographical references (p. [220]-221) and index.
Ron Hock, 2010
7
Irony's Edge: The Theory and Politics of Irony
A fascinating and compulsively readable study of the myriad forms and effects of the ironic. Linda Hutcheon sets out for the first time a clear and sustained analysis of the theory and political context of irony, from Madonnna to Wagner.
Linda Hutcheon, 2003
8
The Edge
A tense and chilling story to which the chase gives terrific drama, THE EDGE shows the depth of character, and the understanding of the predicaments of children today, that gives Alan Gibbons his special quality.
Alan Gibbons, 2010
9
Graph Edge Coloring: Vizing's Theorem and Goldberg's Conjecture
Subsequent chapters explore important topics such as: Use of Tashkinov trees to obtain an asymptotic positive solution to Goldberg's conjecture Application of Vizing fans to obtain both known and new results Kierstead paths as an ...
Michael Stiebitz, Diego Scheide, Bjarne Toft, 2012
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GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance: Evolution Towards 3G/UMTS
This volume explains how cellular operators can roll out new 3G technologies capable of delivering wireless Internet based multimedia services in a competitive and cost-effective way.
Timo Halonen, Javier Romero, Juan Melero, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EDGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term edge is used in the context of the following news items.
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Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge Plus phablet details leak out
Both the Galaxy Note 5, known as Project Noble, and the Galaxy S6 edge Plus, a.k.a. Project Zen, sport large 5.7-inch screens with 2K ... «SlashGear, Jul 15»
2
Why Virginia Teens Have a Big Edge Over Teens in Florida
Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a pilot project at the end of June that would have taken a big step toward mandating personal finance as a ... «TIME, Jul 15»
3
Video: Making Digital Disruption Your Competitive Edge
At EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™, a panel led by Kevin J. Delaney, Editor in Chief and Co-President of Quartz, discussed the vectors of ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
4
Going 'Over the Edge' in Duluth
When I was hanging off the edge of the Sellwood Building on Wednesday afternoon, one thing motivated me to start my descent: the dog I ... «Duluth News Tribune, Jul 15»
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Rumor: Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will be big phones …
Apparently, a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus—say that in one breath—is on its way, too. The phone will feature the same 5.7-inch Super AMOLED ... «Greenbot, Jul 15»
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United States Women's Open: Trying to Gain an Edge, a Caddie …
“Don't think it was his intent to find and photograph the info, but when offered the opportunity to get an edge, he took it,” said Larry Smich, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Denver's new food hall in LoHi on leading edge of national trend
Avanti Food & Beverage, which opens Monday in Denver's LoHi neighborhood, is on a list of the 23 most anticipated food halls in the country. «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
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Day of 'technical' glitches puts lawmakers on edge
Lawmakers are having a hard time swallowing the idea that a major stock exchange, a global airline and a prominent media outlet ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
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Feminist artist Gretta Marchant buys $1.85M Edge condo
Feminist performance artist/curator Gretta Sarfaty Marchant has bought a two-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,157-square-foot corner condo for $1.85 ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
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Fightin Phils edge Sea Dogs
Spot starter Reiner Roibal and four relievers held Portland in check in Reading's 2-1 Eastern League win tonight at FirstEnergy Stadium. Roibal ... «Reading Eagle, Jul 15»

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