Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as margin.

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

  • noun Poetic Border; margin; edge; verge.

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  • noun Border; margin; edge; verge.
  • noun colloquial, UK, New Zealand margarine.

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

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

Etymologies

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From French marge, from Latin margo, of Germanic origin.

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Shortened from the word margarine.

Examples

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  • ...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

  • 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

  • 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