Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A border; a skirting; specifically, in horticulture, a row of plants set along the border of a flower-bed: as, an edging of box.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The decorating of the edges of a book by marbling or coloring.
  • noun In carpentry, the evening of the edges of ribs and rafters to make them range together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which forms an edge or border, as the fringe, trimming, etc., of a garment, or a border in a garden.
  • noun The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
  • noun a machine tool with a revolving cutter, for dressing edges, as of boards, or metal plates, to a pattern or templet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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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Examples

  • Polling suggests Rubio is a clear favorite and, even if Clinton had been successful in edging Meek from the race, it's hard to imagine Crist coalescing enough of the vote at this late stage to make a run at the Republican.

    RGA drops $6.5 million in quartet of governors races

  • The edging is a piece of ribbon folded over the side of the arch and stitched down; I then added some eyelash yarn along the outside edge with a blind hem stitch.

    Blue flowery arch

  • Not wasting anything, my Mom used some of the cut-off edging from the rugs and fashioned the loops from it.

    PrairieMod Monday

  • All signs point to McCain edging him out at the end of the day.

    Are We There Yet? - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Boise State showed plenty of heart and resilience in edging the Sooners (11-3) in one of the more amazing games in recent memory.

    USATODAY.com

  • I don't know .... maybe a thin edging just to frame it?

    Little wings, beaded seas

  • The crochet joining and edging is quite simple so I say go for it!

    Yay for google! « Compulsive Knitter

  • That's all I really need say - most of you won't be interested in edging past the fact that its Darren Hayes in order to see the strength of character, and the actions/words that he does and says that impress me so much.

    November 12th, 2006

  • Bishop Kenny won the boys 2A team title edging Estero by just three points with a team score of 106.

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  • Bishop Kenny won the boys 2A team title edging Estero by just three points with a team score of 106.

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