from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something that forms or serves as an edge or border.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of edge.
  • n. Something that forms, defines or marks the edge.
  • n. Technique involving the placement of the edge of the climbing shoe on a sharp hold.
  • n. The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
  • n. To ability to control or delay one's orgasm

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which forms an edge or border, as the fringe, trimming, etc., of a garment, or a border in a garden.
  • n. The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which is added on the border or which forms the edge, as lace, fringe, or braid added to a garment for ornament; specifically, narrow lace or embroidery especially made for trimming frills and parts of dress.
  • n. A border; a skirting; specifically, in horticulture, a row of plants set along the border of a flower-bed: as, an edging of box.
  • n. In bookbinding: The art of preparing the uncut or folded leaves of a book by shaving or trimming, adapting them to receive gold, marbling, or color, and burnishing.
  • n. The decorating of the edges of a book by marbling or coloring.
  • n. In carpentry, the evening of the edges of ribs and rafters to make them range together.
  • n. In photography, a coat of albumen, gelatin, or india-rubber along the edges of a collodion-covered dry-plate; a protection to the film during development. Generally the whole surface of the plate is given a substratum for the collodion.

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

  • n. border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)


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