Edge

Noun

  • In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax; see also edging.
  • The boundary line of a surface.
  • (also figuratively) The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument, such as an ax, knife, sword, or scythe; that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.
  • Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
  • (graph theory) A connected pair of vertices in a graph.
  • An advantage.

    "I have the edge on him."

  • A sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; an extreme verge.

    "He is standing on the edge of a precipice."

  • (cricket) A shot where the ball comes off the edge of the bat, often unintentionally.
  • (geometry) A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
  • A sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; an extreme verge.

    "The cup is right on the edge of the table."

  • The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.

Verb

  • (usually in the form 'just edge') To win by a small margin.
  • (transitive) To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.
  • (intransitive) To delay one's orgasm so as to remain almost at the point of orgasm.
  • (intransitive) To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

    "He edged away from her."

  • (transitive) To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.
  • (figuratively) To make sharp or keen; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
  • (transitive) To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

    "He edged the book across the table."

  • (cricket, transitive) To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.
  • To furnish with an edge, as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.

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