1. (n.) The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.

2. (v. t.) Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.

3. (v. t.) Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.

4. (n.) The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.

5. (v. t.) To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.

6. (v. t.) To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.

7. (v. t.) To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.

8. (v. t.) To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.

9. (v. t.) To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.

10. (v. i.) To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.

11. (v. i.) To sail close to the wind.

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