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edge [ edʒ] n.边缘,边;刀口

edge [edʒ] n. 边缘

edge [edʒ]

擦边球 "edge ball, touch ball"

金边债券 gilt-edged bonds

双刃剑 double-edged sword

Edge cutting 封边

Double-edge cutting band saw 双边齿带锯

Edge effect 边缘效应,边界效应

Edge feed 边缘进料

Edge gate 侧浇口

Gilt-edged bond 金边债券

刮片组件
cleaning edge

I can only see dimly the edges of the building on a dark night.
黑夜中,只能依稀可见建筑物的轮廓。

A hedge is a row of bushes or small trees, usually along the edge of a garden, field, or road.
树篱是一排灌木或小树,通常围在院子、田野或道路旁边。

Because of not being able to cope with everyday life they were tipped over the edge into breakdown.
因为不能应付日常生活,他们处于崩溃的边缘。

Please sharpen the edge of this axe.
请把这把斧头的刃磨快。

She lost a handkerchief edged with blue.
她丢了一块镶蓝边的手绢。

今天他情绪烦躁。
He's on edge today. *edge“边缘”。on edge 表示“烦躁”、“不安稳”。
What's wrong with him? He's on edge today. (怎么啦,他今天这么烦躁。)
I don't know. (我不知道。)
He's edgy today.
He's in a bad mood today. (他今天情绪不好。)

这几天不知是什么事把我搞得心烦意乱的。
I don‘t know what has set my nerves on edge these days.

Sloth turneth the edge of wit.
懒惰会磨去才智的锋芒。

Edge 端面

Edge effect 边缘效应

Edge echo 棱边回波

Edge effect 边缘效应

The product gives you an edge over your competitors,I guess.
我认为你们的产品可以使你们胜过竞争对手。

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation, The hand is more important than the eye…The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
Jacob Bronowski, writer of the former soviet Union  
只有勇敢付诸于行动而不是瞻前顾后,才能掌握这个世界。手比眼睛更加重要……手是思想的利剑。
前苏联作家布洛夫斯基. J . 

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.
怀旧之情能使美好的旧时光更美好。

边饰 edging

边沿 edge; fringe

边缘 skirt; brim; brink; edge; edging; flange; fringe; hem; limb; margin; verge; border

金边 gilt-edged

镶边 selvage; embroider; rim; selvedge; edge

宝剑 [bǎo jiàn] /a double-edged sword/

篦子 [bì zǐ] /a double-edged fine-toothed comb/

边 [biān] /side/edge/margin/border/boundary/

边沿 [biān yán] /edge/fringe/

边缘 [biān yuán] /edge/fringe/verge/brink/periphery/marginal/borderline/

兵不血刃 [bīng bù xuè rèn] /the edges of the swords not being stained with blood - win victory without firing a shot/

驳岸 [bó àn] /a low stone wall built along the water's edge to protect an embankment/revetment/

擦边球 [cā biān qiú] /edge ball/touch ball/

刀刃 [dāo rèn] /(n) knife edge/(n) critical point/

锷 [è] /blade edge/sharp/

锋 [fēng] /point or edge of a tool/

滚边 [gǔn biān] /(of a dress, etc...) border, edging/

绲边 [gǔn biān] /(of a dress, etc...) border, edging/

际 [jì] /border/edge/boundary/between/among/interval/while/

剑 [jiàn] /(double-edged) sword/

湄 [méi] /brink/edge/

前线 [qián xiàn] /(n) military front line; edge of a construction site/

刃 [rèn] /edge of blade/

提心吊胆 [tí xīn diào dǎn] /(saying) to be very scared and on edge/

卫星城 [wèi xīng chéng] /"satellite" town/edge city/exurb/

沿儿 [yán er ] /(n) edge, usually used directly after a noun/

缘 [yuán] /along/predestined affinity/reason/edge/

{adj: abutting, adjacent, adjoining, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring} having a common boundary or edge; touching
"abutting lots"
"adjoining rooms"
"Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"
"the side of Germany conterminous with France"
"Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"
"neighboring cities"

{adj: boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged} (of soil) soft and watery
"the ground was boggy under foot"
"a marshy coastline"
"miry roads"
"wet mucky lowland"
"muddy barnyard"
"quaggy terrain"
"the sloughy edge of the pond"
"swampy bayous"

{adj: chiseled, well-defined} having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges
"a finely chiseled nose"
"well-defined features"

{adj: circumferential} lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts
"circumferential highways around cities"

{adj: cutting, edged, stinging} (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
"cutting remarks"
"edged satire"
"a stinging comment"

{adj: cutting} suitable for cutting or severing
"a cutting tool"
"the cutting edge"

{adj: cut} separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument
"the cut surface was mottled"
"cut tobacco"
"blood from his cut forehead"
"bandages on her cut wrists"
<-> uncut

{adj: deckled, deckle-edged, featheredged} having a rough edge; used of handmade paper or paper resembling handmade

{adj: double-breasted} (of clothing) fastened by lapping one edge of the front well over the other usually with a double row of buttons
"double-breasted jacket"
"double-breasted suit"
<-> single-breasted

{adj: double-edged} capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways
"double-edged praise"

{adj: dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered} (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
"dried-up grass"
"the desert was edged with sere vegetation"
"shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"
"withered vines"

{adj: dull} not having a sharp edge or point
"the knife was too dull to be of any use"
<-> sharp

{adj: earthy} of or consisting of or resembling earth
"it had an earthy smell"
"only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean"

{adj: edged} having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination
"an edged knife"
"a two-edged sword"

{adj: edged} having a specified kind of border or edge
"a black-edged card"
"rough-edged leaves"
"dried sweat left salt-edged patches"

{adj: edgeless} lacking a cutting edge

{adj: encircling, skirting} being all around the edges; enclosing
"his encircling arms"
"the room's skirting board needs painting"

{adj: entire} (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes

{adj: extreme} most distant in any direction
"the extreme edge of town"

{adj: flush-seamed} laid edge to edge (not overlapping)

{adj: flyblown, squalid, sordid} foul and run-down and repulsive
"a flyblown bar on the edge of town"
"a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"
"squalid living conditions"
"sordid shantytowns"

{adj: frayed} worn away or tattered along the edges
"frayed cuffs"

{adj: fringed, laciniate} having edges irregularly and finely slashed
"a laciniate leaf"

{adj: fringed} having a decorative edging of hanging cords or strips

{adj: fringy, marginal} at or constituting a border or edge
"the marginal strip of beach"

{adj: gilt-edged} having gilded edges as the pages of a book

{adj: gilt-edged} of the highest quality or value
"gilt-edged securities"
"gilt-edged credentials"

{adj: indefinite} vague or not clearly defined or stated
"must you be so indefinite?"
"amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"
"he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"
<-> definite

{adj: inside} away from the outer edge
"an inner lane"
"the inside lane"

{adj: inward-developing} toward an axis, as in a sunflower; the oldest flowers are near the edge, the youngest in the center

{adj: keen} having a sharp cutting edge or point
"a keen blade"

{adj: knifelike} having a sharp or distinct edge
"a narrow knifelike profile"

{adj: laced} edged or streaked with color
"white blossoms with purple-laced petals"

{adj: lacerate, lacerated, mangled, torn} having edges that are jagged from injury

{adj: leading} going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way
"we rode in the leading car"
"the leading edge of technology"
<-> following

{adj: long-dated} of a gilt-edged security; having more than 15 years to run before redemption

{adj: onshore} on the edge of the land
"an onshore lighthouse"

{adj: outside} on or toward an outer edge
"an outer lane"
"the outside lane"

{adj: outward-developing} away from an axis, as in a flower cluster in which the oldest flowers are in the center, the youngest near the edge

{adj: overhand, oversewn} sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)

{adj: peripheral} on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area
"Russia's peripheral provinces"
"peripheral suburbs"
<-> central

{adj: rough} of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
<-> smooth

{adj: saw-like} having rough edges that can be used for sawing

{adj: sawtoothed-edged} (of leaves) having an edged resembling a sawtooth

{adj: sharp} having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
"a sharp knife"
"a pencil with a sharp point"
<-> dull

{adj: sharp} keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
"a sharp pain"
"sharp winds"
<-> dull

{adj: short-dated} of a gilt-edged security; having less than 5 years to run before redemption

{adj: spiny-edged} having a spiny border

{adj: sublittoral} of or relating to the region of the continental shelf (between the seashore and the edge of the continental shelf) or the marine organisms situated there

{adj: twined, twisted} wound or wrapped around something
"hair twined around her fingers"
"bulky with twisted stitches around the edges"

{adj: uncut} (of pages of a book) having adjacent leaves still joined at the fore edge
"a book with its leaves still uncut"
<-> cut

{adj: unfocused, unfocussed} (of an image) not being in or brought into focus
"at their edges things were pretty much out of focus"
<-> focused

{adj: unmodulated} characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume
"he lectured in an unmodulated voice edged with hysteria"
<-> modulated

{adj: up-to-date, cutting-edge, with-it} in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style
"wears only the latest style"
"the last thing in swimwear"; "cutting-edge technology"
"a with-it boutique"

{adj: white-edged} having a white border

{adv: edgeways, edgewise} with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge
"he sawed the board edgeways"
"held it edgewise"

{adv: edgewise, edgeways} as if by an edge; barely
"I could not get a word in edgewise"

{adv: gingerly} in a gingerly manner
"gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"

{adv: over} beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position
"a roof that hangs over";

{adv: stably} in a stable solid fixed manner
"the boulder was balanced stably at the edge of the canyon"

{n: Alexandria, El Iskandriyah} the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt

{n: Auriga, Charioteer} a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Great Bear and Orion at edge of Milky Way

{n: Australian pitcher plant, Cephalotus follicularis} a carnivorous perennial herb having a green pitcher and hinged lid both with red edges; western Australia

{n: Bowie knife} a stout hunting knife with a single edge

{n: Colorado Springs} a city in east central Colorado on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains; popular tourist center and site of the United States Air Force Academy

{n: Japanese pink, Dianthus chinensis heddewigii} a flowering variety of China pink distinguished by jagged-edged petals

{n: Kayser-Fleischer ring} a pigmented ring at the outer edge of the cornea of the eye; a symptom of Wilson's disease

{n: Kuiper belt object, KBO} any of many minor planets in the Kuiper belt outside the orbit of Neptune at the edge of the solar system

{n: Kuiper, Gerard Kuiper, Gerard Peter Kuiper} United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)

{n: Puebla, Puebla de Zaragoza, Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza} a city in south central Mexico (southeast of Mexico City) on the edge of central Mexican plateau

{n: Rattus, genus Rattus} common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge

{n: Satyridae, family Satyridae} a widely distributed family of butterflies common near the edges of woods

{n: accessory cephalic vein, vena cephalica accessoria} a vein that passes along the radial edge of the forearm and joins the cephalic vein near the elbow

{n: acuteness} the quality of having a sharp edge or point
<-> obtuseness

{n: adz, adze} an edge tool used to cut and shape wood

{n: alpine goldenrod, Solidago multiradiata} goldenrod similar to narrow goldenrod but having bristly hairs on edges of leaf stalks; mountainous regions of western America

{n: anglewing} nymphalid butterfly having angular notches on the outer edges of the forewings

{n: approximation, bringing close together} the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue

{n: awe} an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
"he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"

{n: ax, axe} an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle

{n: backsaw, back saw} a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge

{n: backsword} a sword with only one cutting edge

{n: beading, bead, beadwork, astragal} a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture

{n: bed} a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
"he sat on the edge of the bed"
"the room had only a bed and chair"

{n: bezel} a sloping edge on a cutting tool

{n: billiards} any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls

{n: binding} strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

{n: blade} the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge

{n: blanket stitch} strong reinforcing stitch for edges of blanket and other thick material; similar to buttonhole stitch

{n: blunt file} a file with parallel edges
<-> taper file

{n: boathouse} a house at edge of river or lake; used to store boats

{n: body of water, water} the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
"they invaded our territorial waters"
"they were sitting by the water's edge"

{n: bolo, bolo knife} long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin

{n: book} a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
"he bought a book of stamps"

{n: border} a strip forming the outer edge of something
"the rug had a wide blue border"

{n: boundary, edge, bound} a line determining the limits of an area

{n: brim, rim, lip} the top edge of a vessel or other container

{n: brink} the edge of a steep place

{n: broadsword} a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab

{n: bullnose, bullnosed plane} a small carpenter's plane with the cutting edge near the front

{n: burr} rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece

{n: butt hinge} a hinge mortised flush into the edge of the door and jamb

{n: buttonhole stitch} reinforcing looped stitch for edges, as around a buttonhole

{n: bypass, circumferential, ring road} a road that takes traffic around the edge of a town

{n: canyon oak, canyon live oak, maul oak, iron oak, Quercus chrysolepis} medium-sized evergreen of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico with oblong leathery often spiny-edged leaves

{n: carnassial tooth} the last upper premolar and first lower molar teeth of a carnivore; having sharp edges for cutting flesh

{n: catling} a long double-edged knife used for amputations

{n: chamfer plane} a plane that makes a beveled edge

{n: chicory escarole, endive, escarole} variety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges

{n: chisel} an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge

{n: cigarette burn} a burn mark left by a smoldering cigarette
"a cigarette burn on the edge of the table"

{n: clapboard, weatherboard, weatherboarding} a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below

{n: claymore} a large double-edged broadsword; formerly used by Scottish Highlanders

{n: comb} a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair

{n: common ax, common axe, Dayton ax, Dayton axe} an ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side

{n: corner} a projecting part where two sides or edges meet
"he knocked off the corners"

{n: crocket} an architectural ornament of curved foliage used at the edge of a spire or gable

{n: cross bit} a rock drill having cruciform cutting edges; used in mining

{n: crown saw} a saw having teeth around the edge of a hollow cylinder

{n: cubic kilometer, cubic kilometre} a unit of capacity equal to the volume of a cube one kilometer on each edge

{n: cubic millimeter, cubic millimetre} a metric measure of volume or capacity equal to a cube 1 millimeter on each edge

{n: curb, curbing, kerb} an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

{n: cut, cutting} the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

{n: cutlas, cutlass} a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors

{n: cymling, pattypan squash} squash plant having flattened round fruit with a scalloped edge; usually greenish white

{n: deckle edge, deckle} rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper

{n: desert holly, Atriplex hymenelytra} handsome low saltbush of arid southwestern United States and Mexico having blue-green prickly-edged leaves often used for Christmas decoration

{n: diffraction} when light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands

{n: disk harrow, disc harrow} a harrow with a series of disks set on edge at an angle

{n: double-bitted ax, double-bitted axe, Western ax, Western axe} an ax that has cutting edges on both sides of the head

{n: drill} a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)

{n: drove, drove chisel} a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone

{n: dullness, bluntness} without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
"the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"
<-> sharpness, sharpness

{n: eaves} the overhang at the lower edge of a roof

{n: edge tool} any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

{n: edge, border} the boundary of a surface

{n: edge, margin} a strip near the boundary of an object
"he jotted a note on the margin of the page"

{n: edge, sharpness} the attribute of urgency
"his voice had an edge to it"

{n: edger} a person who puts finishing edges on a garment

{n: edger} garden tool for cutting grass around the edges of a yard

{n: edge} a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
"he rounded the edges of the box"

{n: edge} a slight competitive advantage
"he had an edge on the competition"

{n: edging} border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)

{n: escarpment, scarp} a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion

{n: eyelash, lash, cilium} any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

{n: eyelet, eyehole} a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar

{n: face angle} the angle formed by two edges of a polyhedral angle

{n: facing} a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

{n: farfalle, bowtie pasta} pasta shaped with scalloped edges and pinched in the middle, suggestive of a bow tie

{n: featheredge} a thin tapering edge

{n: fell, felled seam} seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges

{n: fireman's ax, fireman's axe} an ax that has a long handle and a head with one cutting edge and a point on the other side

{n: fishtail bit, blade bit} a drilling bit with cutting edges usually hardened against wear

{n: fitted sheet, contour sheet} a sheet (usually with elastic edges) tailored to fit a particular mattress

{n: flap} any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely
"he wrote on the flap of the envelope"

{n: flue pipe, flue, labial pipe} organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip

{n: fore edge, foredge} the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine

{n: fringe} edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels

{n: frontier} a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
"the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"

{n: galingale, galangal, Cyperus longus} European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots

{n: gouge} and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves

{n: great millet, kaffir, kafir corn, kaffir corn, Sorghum bicolor} important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves

{n: grindstone} a revolving stone shaped like a disk; used to grind or sharpen or polish edge tools

{n: gromwell, Lithospermum officinale} European perennial branching plant; occurs in hedgerows and at the edge of woodlands

{n: hand ax, hand axe} a stone tool with a cutting edge; the stone is held in the hand and used for chopping

{n: heliopause} the boundary marking the edge of the sun's influence; the boundary (roughly 100 AU from the sun) between the interplanetary medium and the interstellar medium; where the solar wind and the wind from other stars meet

{n: hemline} the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat

{n: hipline} the line formed by the lower edge of hip-length garment

{n: hob} a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears

{n: holly} any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges

{n: indentation, indenture} a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)

{n: indentation} the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions

{n: ingrown toenail, onyxis} toenail having its free tip or edges embedded in the surrounding flesh

{n: jag, dag} a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing

{n: jag} a sharp projection on an edge or surface
"he clutched a jag of the rock"

{n: jointer, jointer plane, jointing plane, long plane} a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together

{n: khukuri} a curved steel knife with a razor-sharp edge used in combat by the Gurkhas; has cultural and religious significance in Nepal

{n: knife edge, cutting edge} the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife

{n: knife-edge} a narrow boundary
"he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity"

{n: knife} edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle

{n: kohl} a cosmetic preparation used by women in Egypt and Arabia to darken the edges of their eyelids

{n: lace, lacing} a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)

{n: lambrequin} short and decorative hanging for a shelf edge or top of a window casing

{n: lancet, lance} a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions

{n: leading edge} forward edge of an airfoil

{n: leopard frog, spring frog, Rana pipiens} common North American green or brownish frog having white-edged dark oval spots

{n: limbus} a border or edge of any of various body parts distinguished by color or structure

{n: limb} (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet

{n: luff} (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast

{n: match plane, tonguing and grooving plane} a plane having cutters designed to make the tongues and grooves on the edges of matchboards

{n: matchboard} a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor)

{n: merganser, fish duck, sawbill, sheldrake} large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges

{n: mesa, table} flat tableland with steep edges
"the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"

{n: milling} corrugated edge of a coin

{n: molding, moulding, border} a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

{n: neckline} the line formed by the edge of a garment around the neck

{n: obtuseness} the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point
<-> acuteness

{n: orbitale, orbital point} the craniometric point at the lowest point on the lower edge of the orbit

{n: orphrey} a richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment

{n: overcast, overcasting} a long whip stitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling

{n: overhand stitch} a stitch passing over an edge vertically

{n: pad, pad of paper, tablet} a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

{n: parapet} a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony

{n: partisan, partizan} a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries

{n: pattypan squash} round greenish-white squash having one face flattened with a scalloped edge

{n: picot} an edging of small loops, as on lace or ribbon

{n: piping} a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems

{n: prickly-edged leaf} a leaf having prickly margins

{n: primary, primary feather, primary quill} one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

{n: pterygium} either of two thickened triangular layers of conjunctiva extending from the nasal edge of the eye to the cornea; it arises from irritation of the pinguecula

{n: quarrel} an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

{n: rapier, tuck} a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges

{n: razor edge} an edge that is as sharp as the cutting side of a razor

{n: razor fish, razor-fish} any of several small wrasses with compressed sharp-edged heads of the West Indies and Mediterranean

{n: razorbill, razor-billed auk, Alca torda} black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill

{n: razorblade} a blade that has very sharp edge

{n: razor} edge tool used in shaving

{n: retractor} surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical incision

{n: ridge, ridgepole, rooftree} a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters

{n: rim} the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

{n: roughness, raggedness} a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
<-> smoothness

{n: rounder} a tool for rounding corners or edges

{n: rudderpost, rudderstock} a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot

{n: rule, ruler} measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

{n: runcible spoon} a fork-like spoon with a cutting edge; coined by Edward Lear

{n: rusty blackbird, rusty grackle, Euphagus carilonus} North American blackbird whose bluish-black plumage is rusty-edged in the fall

{n: sawfish} primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout

{n: scallop, crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle} one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)

{n: scimitar} a curved oriental saber; the edge is on the convex side of the blade

{n: scintillating scotoma, flittering scotoma} a localized area of diminished vision edged by shimmering colored lights; in many people it indicates the onset of migraine

{n: scissors, pair of scissors} and edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades

{n: scouring rush, rough horsetail, Equisetum hyemale, Equisetum hyemale robustum, Equisetum robustum} evergreen erect horsetail with rough-edged stems; formerly used for scouring utensils

{n: scythe} an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground

{n: selvage, selvedge} the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray

{n: serger} a sewing machine that overcasts the raw edges of a fabric with a V-shaped stitch

{n: serrated wrack, Fucus serratus, tang} brown algae seaweed with serrated edges

{n: sharpener} any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper
"a knife sharpener"

{n: sharpness, keenness} thinness of edge or fineness of point
<-> dullness

{n: shear} a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

{n: shore} the land along the edge of a body of water

{n: shoulder, berm} narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road

{n: sickle, reaping hook, reap hook} an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle

{n: skate} large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins

{n: slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip fastener} a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

{n: slot} the trail of an animal (especially a deer)
"he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees"

{n: snick} a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat

{n: spade bit} a thin bit with a center point and cutting edges on either side

{n: spall, spawl} a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge
"a truck bearing a mound of blue spalls"

{n: spin the plate, spin the platter} a game in which something round (as a plate) is spun on edge and the name of a player is called; the named player must catch the spinning object before it falls or pay a forfeit

{n: squeegee} T-shaped cleaning implement with a rubber edge across the top; drawn across a surface to remove water (as in washing windows)

{n: straight razor} a razor with a straight cutting edge enclosed in a case that forms a handle when the razor is opened for use

{n: styracosaur, styracosaurus} an unusual ceratopsian dinosaur having many large spikes around the edge of its bony frill and a long nose horn; late Cretaceous

{n: subduction} a geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate

{n: sword grass} any of various grasses or sedges having sword-shaped leaves with sharp edges

{n: taper file} a file with converging edges
<-> blunt file

{n: thistle} any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves

{n: thumb index} one of a series of rounded notches in the fore edge of a book to indicate sections

{n: thunderhead} a rounded projecting mass of a cumulus cloud with shining edges; often appears before a thunderstorm

{n: tongue and groove joint} a mortise joint made by fitting a projection on the edge of one board into a matching groove on another board

{n: tool steel} alloy steel that is suitable for making tools; is hard a tough and can retain a cutting edge

{n: trailing edge} the rear edge of an airfoil

{n: trench knife} a knife with a double-edged blade for hand-to-hand fighting

{n: truncation} the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)

{n: union, conglutination} healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

{n: vanguard, forefront, cutting edge} the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field
"the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England"
"the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy"

{n: vertical file} a file in which records are stored upright on one edge

{n: vignette} a photograph whose edges shade off gradually

{n: wayside, roadside} edge of a way or road or path
"flowers along the wayside"

{n: whetstone} a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives

{n: whipstitch, whipping, whipstitching} a stitch passing over an edge diagonally

{n: whistle} acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound

{n: wire cutter} an edge tool used in cutting wire

{n: xerography} forming an image by the action of light on a specially coated charged plate; the latent image is developed with powders that adhere only to electrically charged areas
"edge enhancement is intrinsic in xerography"

{n: yard} a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)
"they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"

{n: yataghan} a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge

{v: border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on} lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
"Canada adjoins the U.S."
"England marches with Scotland"

{v: border, edge} provide with a border or edge
"edge the tablecloth with embroidery"

{v: close} unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
"close the circuit"
"close a wound"

{v: conglutinate} stick together
"the edges of the wound conglutinated"

{v: cut} shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
"cut my hair"

{v: dull, blunt} make dull or blunt
"Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
<-> sharpen

{v: edge in, edge up} push one's way into (a space)

{v: edge, inch} advance slowly, as if by inches
"He edged towards the car"


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