Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Border; margin; edge; verge.
  • n. margarine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Border; margin; edge; verge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as margin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

Etymologies

From French marge, from Latin margo, of Germanic origin. (Wiktionary)
Shortened from the word margarine. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Just to lie there, on the marge of the mystery, just to lie there and drink the air in great gulps, and do nothing!

    CHAPTER 25

  • LIghtly lube a skillet or grill pan with butter, vegan marge or oil.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Don't Be Cruel

  • The blazing sunlight on the beetling black; a slender gray form, radiant, starting forward to the vision from the marge where light and darkness met; a fresh young morning smile wreathed in a flame of burning gold.

    CHAPTER 7

  • Reminds me of the "b-sharps" episode of the simpsons, when marge makes a surrogate homer, but the tape speeds up, the head falls off, and the latex glove hand flies over and grabs bart by the face.

    My weekend with a cardboard version of my boyfriend Boing Boing

  • "A car cannot move without fuel in the engine," I can hear my mother chuntering as I stare at a bowl of tepid Ready Brek "Central Heating for Kids" or two slices of Mother's Pride toast with Co-op marge and a watery poached egg.

    How Britain fell in love with breakfast

  • Morrow, Cronkite – where are you when your country needs intelligence and integrity? marge

    John King to replace Lou Dobbs

  • It would have been way easy for Obaa to support the tax holiday but no he wants to do this thing right and deliver the goods for the good citizents of America. marge

    Schneider: Did 'Operation Chaos' succeed in Indiana?

  • Surely, we are not the nation of idiots that she is taking us to be? marge

    Schneider: The electability argument falls flat

  • That's probably better for you because then you can be bitter like Al Bore, I mean Gore, for the rest of your life saying what you would have done if only ...... marge

    Obama: 'I've been taking some hits'

  • En marge des minorités aux Etats-Unis (in collaborationwith G. Fabre et E. Marienstras).

    Rachel Ertel.

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  • There are strange things done in the midnight sun,
    by the men who moil for gold;
    The Arctic trails have their secret tales
    That would make your blood run cold;
    The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
    But the queerest they ever did see
    Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
    I cremated Sam McGee.

    Robert Service, The Cremation of Sam McGee

    November 16, 2010

  • Imagine me, an old gentleman, a distinguished author, gliding rapidly on my back, in the wake of my outstretched dead feet, first through that gap in the granite, then over a pinewood, then along misty water meadows, and then simply between marges of mist, on and on, imagine that sight!
    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins! p. 240

    June 13, 2009

  • ...the circle of singed locks which grew on the marge of that burnt-out crater of his brain.

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 132

    July 31, 2008