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

  • transitive verb To provide with or be a margin to; border.
  • transitive verb To add margin to (a stock portfolio).
  • adjective Biology Having a distinct border or edge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To furnish with a margin or margins.
  • Having a margin.

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

  • adjective Having a margin distinct in appearance or structure.
  • transitive verb rare To furnish with a distinct margin; to margin.

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

  • adjective mycology, biology With a well marked edge or margin.
  • verb To provide with margins.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word marginate.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.