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Edge vs. Border

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Edgenoun

The boundary line of a surface.

Bordernoun

The outer edge of something.

‘the borders of the garden’;

Edgenoun

(geometry) A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.

Bordernoun

A decorative strip around the edge of something.

‘There's a nice frilly border around the picture frame.’; ‘a solid border around a table of figures’;

Edgenoun

An advantage.

‘I have the edge on him.’;

Bordernoun

A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.

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Edgenoun

The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument, such as an ax, knife, sword, or scythe; that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.

Bordernoun

The line or frontier area separating political or geographical regions.

‘The border between Canada and USA is the longest in the world.’;

Edgenoun

A sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; an extreme verge.

‘The cup is right on the edge of the table.’; ‘He is standing on the edge of a precipice.’;

Bordernoun

(British) Short form of border morris or border dancing; a vigorous style of traditional English dance originating from villages along the border between England and Wales, performed by a team of dancers usually with their faces disguised with black makeup.

Edgenoun

Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.

Borderverb

(transitive) To put a border on something.

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Edgenoun

The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part (of a period of time)

‘in the edge of evening’;

Borderverb

(transitive) To form a border around; to bound.

Edgenoun

(cricket) A shot where the ball comes off the edge of the bat, often unintentionally.

Borderverb

(transitive) To lie on, or adjacent to, a border of.

‘Denmark borders Germany to the south.’;

Edgenoun

(graph theory) A connected pair of vertices in a graph.

Borderverb

(intransitive) To touch at a border (with on or upon).

‘Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.’;

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Edgenoun

In male masturbation, a level of sexual arousal that is maintained just short of reaching the point of inevitability, or climax; see also edging.

Borderverb

(intransitive) To approach; to come near to; to verge (with on or upon).

Edgeverb

(transitive) To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

‘He edged the book across the table.’;

Bordernoun

The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.

‘Upon the borders of these solitudes.’; ‘In the borders of death.’;

Edgeverb

(intransitive) To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.

‘He edged away from her.’;

Bordernoun

A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.

Edgeverb

(usually in the form 'just edge') To win by a small margin.

Bordernoun

A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish.

Edgeverb

To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.

Bordernoun

A narrow flower bed.

Edgeverb

(transitive) To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.

Borderverb

To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; - with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.

Edgeverb

(transitive) To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.

Borderverb

To approach; to come near to; to verge.

‘Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly.’;

Edgeverb

To furnish with an edge, as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.

Borderverb

To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.

Edgeverb

(figurative) To make sharp or keen; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.

Borderverb

To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched, as by a border; to be, or to have, near the limits or boundary; as, the region borders a forest, or is bordered on the north by a forest.

‘The country is bordered by a broad tract called the "hot region."’; ‘Shebah and Raamah . . . border the sea called the Persian gulf.’;

Edgeverb

To delay one's orgasm so as to remain almost at the point of orgasm.

Borderverb

To confine within bounds; to limit.

‘That nature, which contemns its origin,Can not be bordered certain in itself.’;

Edgenoun

The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe.

‘He which hath the sharp sword with two edges.’; ‘Slander,Whose edge is sharper than the sword.’;

Bordernoun

a line that indicates a boundary

Edgenoun

Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.

‘Upon the edge of yonder coppice.’; ‘In worst extremes, and on the perilous edgeOf battle.’; ‘Pursue even to the very edge of destruction.’;

Bordernoun

the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

Edgenoun

Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.

‘The full edge of our indignation.’; ‘Death and persecution lose all the ill that they can have, if we do not set an edge upon them by our fears and by our vices.’;

Bordernoun

the boundary of a surface

Edgenoun

The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.

Bordernoun

a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

Edgeverb

To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.

‘To edge her champion's sword.’;

Bordernoun

a strip forming the outer edge of something;

‘the rug had a wide blue border’;

Edgeverb

To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.

Borderverb

extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle;

‘The forest surrounds my property’;

Edgeverb

To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.

‘Hills whose tops were edged with groves.’;

Borderverb

form the boundary of; be contiguous to

Edgeverb

To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.

‘By such reasonings, the simple were blinded, and the malicious edged.’;

Borderverb

enclose in or as if in a frame;

‘frame a picture’;

Edgeverb

To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.

Borderverb

provide with a border or edge;

‘edge the tablecloth with embroidery’;

Edgeverb

To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.

Borderverb

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;

‘Canada adjoins the U.S.’; ‘England marches with Scotland’;

Edgeverb

To sail close to the wind.

‘I must edge up on a point of wind.’;

Border

Borders are geographic boundaries, imposed either by geographic features such as oceans, or by arbitrary groupings of political entities such as governments, sovereign states, federated states, and other subnational entities. Borders are established through warfare, colonization, or simple symbiotic agreements between the political entities that reside in those areas; the creation of these agreements is called boundary delimitation.

Edgenoun

the boundary of a surface

Edgenoun

a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object;

‘he rounded the edges of the box’;

Edgenoun

a line determining the limits of an area

Edgenoun

the attribute of urgency;

‘his voice had an edge to it’;

Edgenoun

a slight competitive advantage;

‘he had an edge on the competition’;

Edgenoun

a strip near the boundary of an object;

‘he jotted a note on the margin of the page’;

Edgeverb

advance slowly, as if by inches;

‘He edged towards the car’;

Edgeverb

provide with a border or edge;

‘edge the tablecloth with embroidery’;

Edgeverb

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;

‘Canada adjoins the U.S.’; ‘England marches with Scotland’;

Edgeverb

provide with an edge;

‘edge a blade’;

Edgenoun

the outside limit of an object, area, or surface

‘she perched on the edge of a desk’; ‘a willow tree at the water's edge’;

Edgenoun

an area next to a steep drop

‘the cliff edge’;

Edgenoun

the point immediately before something unpleasant or momentous occurs

‘the economy was teetering on the edge of recession’;

Edgenoun

the sharpened side of the blade of a cutting implement or weapon

‘a knife with a razor-sharp edge’;

Edgenoun

the line along which two surfaces of a solid meet.

Edgenoun

an intense, sharp, or striking quality

‘a flamenco singer brings a primitive edge to the music’; ‘there was an edge of menace in his voice’;

Edgenoun

a quality or factor which gives superiority over close rivals

‘his cars have the edge over his rivals'’;

Edgeverb

provide with a border or edge

‘the pool is edged with paving’;

Edgeverb

move or cause to move gradually or furtively in a particular direction

‘Hazel quietly edged him away from the others’; ‘she tried to edge away from him’;

Edgeverb

give an intense or sharp quality to

‘the bitterness that edged her voice’;

Edgeverb

strike (the ball) with the edge of the bat; strike a ball delivered by (the bowler) with the edge of the bat

‘Haynes edged to slip’; ‘he edged a ball into his pad’;

Edgeverb

ski with one's weight on the edges of one's skis

‘you will be edging early, controlling a parallel turn’;

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