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    Definition:
    Edge - (v. t.) The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.
    Edge - (v. t.) Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
    Edge - (v. t.) Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
    Edge - (v. t.) The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.
    Edge - (v. t.) To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
    Edge - (v. t.) To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
    Edge - (v. t.) To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.
    Edge - (v. t.) To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
    Edge - (v. t.) To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
    Edge - (v. i.) To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
    Edge - (v. i.) To sail close to the wind.
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    About-sledge - (n.) The largest hammer used by smiths.
    Acknowledged - (imp. & p. p.) of Acknowledge
    Acknowledge - (v. t.) To of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God.
    Acknowledge - (v. t.) To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
    Acknowledge - (v. t.) To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter.
    Acknowledge - (v. t.) To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledgea deed.
    Acknowledgedly - (adv.) Confessedly.
    Acknowledger - (n.) One who acknowledges.
    Alledge - (v. t.) See Allege.
    Cledge - (n.) The upper stratum of fuller's earth.
    Disacknowledged - (imp. & p. p.) of Disacknowledge
    Disacknowledge - (v. t.) To refuse to acknowledge; to deny; to disown.
    Disedge - (v. t.) To deprive of an edge; to blunt; to dull.
    Dredge - (n.) Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as: (a) A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds. (b) A dredging machine. (c) An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
    Dredge - (n.) Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.
    Dredged - (imp. & p. p.) of Dredge
    Dredge - (v. t.) To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a dredging machine.
    Dredge - (n.) A mixture of oats and barley.
    Dredge - (v. t.) To sift or sprinkle flour, etc., on, as on roasting meat.
    Dredger - (n.) One who fishes with a dredge.
    Dredger - (n.) A dredging machine.
    Dredger - (n.) A box with holes in its lid; -- used for sprinkling flour, as on meat or a breadboard; -- called also dredging box, drudger, and drudging box.
    Duledge - (n.) One of the dowels joining the ends of the fellies which form the circle of the wheel of a gun carriage.
    Edged - (imp. & p. p.) of Edge
    Edgebone - (n.) Same as Aitchbone.
    Edgeless - (a.) Without an edge; not sharp; blunt; obtuse; as, an edgeless sword or weapon.
    Edgelong - (adv.) In the direction of the edge.
    Edgeshot - (a.) Having an edge planed, -- said of a board.
    Edgeways - (adv.) Alt. of Edgewise
    Edgewise - (adv.) With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge.
    Enhedge - (v. t.) To surround as with a hedge.
    Feather-edge/ - (n.) The thin, new growth around the edge of a shell, of an oyster.
    Feather-edge/ - (n.) Any thin, as on a board or a razor.
    Feather-edged/ - (a.) Having a feather-edge; also, having one edge thinner than the other, as a board; -- in the United States, said only of stuff one edge of which is made as thin as practicable.
    Fledge - (v. i.) Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly.
    Fledged - (imp. & p. p.) of Fledge
    Fledge - (v. t. & i.) To furnish with feathers; to supply with the feathers necessary for flight.
    Fledge - (v. t. & i.) To furnish or adorn with any soft covering.
    Fledgeling - (n.) A young bird just fledged.
    Foreknowledge - (n.) Knowledge of a thing before it happens, or of whatever is to happen; prescience.
    Frankpledge - (n.) A pledge or surety for the good behavior of freemen, -- each freeman who was a member of an ancient decennary, tithing, or friborg, in England, being a pledge for the good conduct of the others, for the preservation of the public peace; a free surety.
    Frankpledge - (n.) The tithing itself.
    Gilt-edge - (a.) Alt. of Gilt-edged
    Gilt-edged - (a.) Having a gilt edge; as, gilt-edged paper.
    Gilt-edged - (a.) Of the best quality; -- said of negotiable paper, etc.
    Hedge - (n.) A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts of a garden.
    Hedged - (imp. & p. p.) of Hedge
    Hedge - (v. t.) To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to hedge a field or garden.
    Hedge - (v. t.) To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.
    Hedge - (v. t.) To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in).
    Hedge - (v. t.) To surround so as to prevent escape.
    Hedge - (v. i.) To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations.
    Hedge - (v. i.) To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.
    Hedge - (v. i.) To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.
    Hedgeborn - (a.) Born under a hedge; of low birth.
    Hedgebote - (n.) Same as Haybote.
    Hedgehog - (n.) A small European insectivore (Erinaceus Europaeus), and other allied species of Asia and Africa, having the hair on the upper part of its body mixed with prickles or spines. It is able to roll itself into a ball so as to present the spines outwardly in every direction. It is nocturnal in its habits, feeding chiefly upon insects.
    Hedgehog - (n.) The Canadian porcupine.
    Hedgehog - (n.) A species of Medicago (M. intertexta), the pods of which are armed with short spines; -- popularly so called.
    Hedgehog - (n.) A form of dredging machine.
    Hedgeless - (a.) Having no hedge.
    Hedgepig - (n.) A young hedgehog.
    Hedger - (n.) One who makes or mends hedges; also, one who hedges, as, in betting.
    Hedgerow - (n.) A row of shrubs, or trees, planted for inclosure or separation of fields.
    Impledge - (v. t.) To pledge.
    Interknowledge - (n.) Mutual knowledge or acquaintance.
    Interpledge - (v. t.) To pledge mutually.
    Kedged - (imp. & p. p.) of Kedge
    Kedge - (n.) To move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.
    Kedge - (v. t.) A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed witch. See Kedge, v. t., and Anchor, n.
    Kedger - (n.) A small anchor; a kedge.
    Kentledge - (n.) Pigs of iron used for ballast.
    Knife-edge - (n.) A piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.
    Knowledge - (v. i.) The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.
    Knowledge - (v. i.) That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.
    Knowledge - (v. i.) That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.
    Knowledge - (v. i.) That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.
    Knowledge - (v. i.) Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.
    Knowledge - (v. i.) Sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge.
    Knowledge - (v. t.) To acknowledge.
    Ledge - (n.) A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.
    Ledge - (n.) A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.
    Ledge - (n.) A layer or stratum.
    Ledge - (n.) A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.
    Ledge - (n.) A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.
    Ledgement - (n.) See Ledgment.
    Ledger - (n.) A book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; the final book of record in business transactions, in which all debits and credits from the journal, etc., are placed under appropriate heads.
    Ledger - (n.) A large flat stone, esp. one laid over a tomb.
    Ledger - (n.) A horizontal piece of timber secured to the uprights and supporting floor timbers, a staircase, scaffolding, or the like. It differs from an intertie in being intended to carry weight.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Edge - n. 1 boundary-line or margin of an area or surface. 2 narrow surface of a thin object. 3 meeting-line of surfaces. 4 a sharpened side of a blade. B sharpness. 5 brink of a precipice. 6 edge-like thing, esp. The crest of a ridge. 7 effectiveness, incisiveness; excitement. v. (-ging) 1 advance, esp. Gradually or furtively. 2 a provide with an edge or border. B form a border to. 3 sharpen (a tool etc.). have the edge on (or over) have a slight advantage over. On edge tense and irritable. Set a person's teeth on edge (of taste or sound) cause an unpleasant nervous sensation. Take the edge off make less intense. [old english]
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    Acknowledge - v. (-ging) 1 recognize; accept the truth of (acknowledged its failure). 2 confirm the receipt of (a letter etc.). 3 a show that one has noticed (acknowledged my arrival with a grunt). B express appreciation of (a service etc.). 4 recognize the validity of, own (the acknowledged king). [from *ad-, *knowledge]
    Acknowledgement - n. 1 act of acknowledging. 2 a thing given or done in gratitude. B letter confirming receipt of something. 3 (usu. In pl.) Author's statement of gratitude, prefacing a book.
    Double-edged - adj. 1 presenting both a danger and an advantage. 2 (of a knife etc.) Having two cutting-edges.
    Dredge - n. Apparatus used to scoop up oysters etc., or to clear mud etc., from a river or sea bed. v. (-ging) 1 (often foll. By up) a bring up or clear (mud etc.) With a dredge. B bring up (something forgotten) (dredged it all up). 2 clean with or use a dredge. [origin uncertain]
    Dredge - v. (-ging) sprinkle with flour, sugar, etc. [earlier = sweetmeat, from french]
    Dredger - n. 1 boat with a dredge. 2 dredge.
    Dredger - n. Container with a perforated lid, for sprinkling flour, sugar, etc.
    Edgeways - adv. (also edgewise) with edge uppermost or foremost. get a word in edgeways contribute to a conversation when the dominant speaker pauses.
    Fledge - v. (-ging) 1 provide or deck (an arrow etc.) With feathers. 2 bring up (a young bird) until it can fly. 3 (as fledged adj.) A able to fly. B independent; mature. [obsolete adj. Fledge fit to fly]
    Gilt-edged - adj. (of securities, stocks, etc.) Having a high degree of reliability.
    Hedge - n. 1 fence or boundary of dense bushes or shrubs. 2 protection against possible loss. v. (-ging) 1 surround or bound with a hedge. 2 (foll. By in) enclose. 3 a reduce one's risk of loss on (a bet or speculation) by compensating transactions on the other side. B avoid committing oneself. [old english]
    Hedgehog - n. Small insect-eating mammal with a piglike snout and a coat of spines, rolling itself up into a ball when attacked.
    Hedge-hop - v. Fly at a very low altitude.
    Hedgerow - n. Row of bushes etc. Forming a hedge.
    Hedge sparrow - n. Common grey and brown bird; the dunnock.
    Hedge - n. 1 fence or boundary of dense bushes or shrubs. 2 protection against possible loss. v. (-ging) 1 surround or bound with a hedge. 2 (foll. By in) enclose. 3 a reduce one's risk of loss on (a bet or speculation) by compensating transactions on the other side. B avoid committing oneself. [old english]
    Hedgehog - n. Small insect-eating mammal with a piglike snout and a coat of spines, rolling itself up into a ball when attacked.
    Hedge-hop - v. Fly at a very low altitude.
    Hedgerow - n. Row of bushes etc. Forming a hedge.
    Hedge sparrow - n. Common grey and brown bird; the dunnock.
    Hedge - n. 1 fence or boundary of dense bushes or shrubs. 2 protection against possible loss. v. (-ging) 1 surround or bound with a hedge. 2 (foll. By in) enclose. 3 a reduce one's risk of loss on (a bet or speculation) by compensating transactions on the other side. B avoid committing oneself. [old english]
    Hedgehog - n. Small insect-eating mammal with a piglike snout and a coat of spines, rolling itself up into a ball when attacked.
    Hedge-hop - v. Fly at a very low altitude.
    Hedgerow - n. Row of bushes etc. Forming a hedge.
    Hedge sparrow - n. Common grey and brown bird; the dunnock.
    Kedge - v. (-ging) 1 move (a ship) with a hawser attached to a small anchor. 2 (of a ship) move in this way. n. (in full kedge-anchor) small anchor for this purpose. [origin uncertain]
    Kedgeree - n. Dish of fish, rice, hard-boiled eggs, etc. [hindi]
    Knife-edge - n. 1 edge of a knife. 2 position of extreme danger or uncertainty.
    Knowledge - n. 1 a (usu. Foll. By of) awareness or familiarity (of or with a person or thing) (have no knowledge of that). B person's range of information. 2 a (usu. Foll. By of) understanding of a subject etc. (good knowledge of greek). B sum of what is known (every branch of knowledge). to my knowledge as far as i know.
    Knowledgeable - adj. (also knowledgable) well-informed; intelligent. knowledgeability n. Knowledgeably adv.
    Ledge - n. Narrow horizontal or shelflike projection. [origin uncertain]
    Ledger - n. Main record of the accounts of a business. [dutch]
    Pledge - n. 1 solemn promise. 2 thing given as security against a debt etc. 3 thing put in pawn. 4 thing given as a token of favour etc., or of something to come. 5 drinking of a person's health, toast. 6 solemn promise to abstain from alcohol (sign the pledge). v. (-ging) 1 a deposit as security. B pawn. 2 promise solemnly by the pledge of (one's honour, word, etc.). 3 bind by a solemn promise. 4 drink to the health of. pledge one's troth see *troth. [french plege]
    Razor-edge - n. (also razor's edge) 1 keen edge. 2 sharp mountain-ridge. 3 critical situation. 4 sharp line of division.
    Sedge - n. Waterside or marsh plant resembling coarse grass. sedgy adj. [old english]
    Self-knowledge - n. Understanding of oneself.
    Sledge - n. Vehicle on runners for use on snow. v. (-ging) travel or convey by sledge. [dutch sleedse]
    Sledgehammer - n. 1 large heavy long-handled hammer used to break stone etc. 2 (attrib.) Heavy or powerful (sledgehammer blow). [old english slecg: related to *slay]
    Thin end of the wedge - see *wedge.
    Trailing edge - n. Rear edge of an aircraft's wing etc.
    Two-edged - adj. Double-edged.
    Unacknowledged - adj. Not acknowledged.
    Unfledged - adj. 1 (of a person) inexperienced. 2 (of a bird) not yet fledged.
    Wedge - n. 1 piece of tapering wood or metal etc. Driven between two objects or parts to secure or separate them. 2 anything resembling a wedge. 3 golf club with a wedge-shaped head. v. (-ging) 1 secure or fasten with a wedge. 2 force open or apart with a wedge. 3 (foll. By in, into) pack or thrust (a thing or oneself) tightly in or into. thin end of the wedge colloq. Thing of little importance in itself, but likely to lead to more serious developments. [old english]
    Working knowledge - n. Knowledge adequate to work with.

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