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Edge vs. Luff

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  • Edge (noun)

    The boundary line of a surface.

  • Edge (noun)

    A vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.

  • Edge (noun)

    An advantage.

    "I have the edge on him."

  • Edge (noun)

    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.

  • Edge (noun)

    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."

  • Edge (noun)

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

  • Edge (noun)

    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"

  • Edge (noun)

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

  • Edge (noun)

    A connected pair of vertices in a graph.

  • Edge (verb)

    To win by a small margin.

  • Edge (verb)

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

  • Edge (verb)

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

  • Edge (verb)

    To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.

  • Edge (verb)

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

  • Edge (verb)

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

  • Edge (verb)

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

  • Luff (noun)

    The vertical edge of a sail that is closest to the direction of the wind.

    "By easing the halyard, the luff of the sail was made to sag to leeward."

  • Luff (noun)

    The act of sailing a ship close to the wind.

  • Luff (noun)

    The roundest part of a ship's bow.

  • Luff (noun)

    The forward or weather leech of a sail, especially of the jib, spanker, and other fore-and-aft sails.

  • Luff (verb)

    To shake due to being trimmed improperly.

  • Luff (verb)

    To alter course to windward so that the sails luff. (Alternatively luff up)

  • Luff (verb)

    to let out (a sail) so that it luffs.

  • Luff (verb)

    To alter the vertical angle of the jib of a crane so as to bring it level with the load.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Edge (noun)

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

  • Edge (noun)

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

  • Edge (noun)

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

  • Edge

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

  • Edge

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

  • Edge

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

  • Edge

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

  • Edge (verb)

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

  • Edge (verb)

    To sail close to the wind.

  • Luff (noun)

    The side of a ship toward the wind.

  • Luff (verb)

    To turn the head of a vessel toward the wind; to sail nearer the wind; to turn the tiller so as to make the vessel sail nearer the wind.

  • Luff (verb)

    To flutter or shake from being aligned close to the direction of the wind; - said of a sail.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Edge (noun)

    the boundary of a surface

  • Edge (noun)

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

    "he rounded the edges of the box"

  • Edge (noun)

    a line determining the limits of an area

  • Edge (noun)

    a strip near the boundary of an object;

    "he jotted a note on the margin of the page"

  • Edge (verb)

    advance slowly, as if by inches;

    "He edged towards the car"

  • Edge (verb)

    provide with a border or edge;

    "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"

  • Edge (verb)

    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;

    "Canada adjoins the U.S."

    "England marches with Scotland"

  • Edge (verb)

    provide with an edge;

    "edge a blade"

  • Luff (noun)

    sailing close to the wind

  • Luff (verb)

    sail close to the wind

  • Luff (verb)

    flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides;

    "the sails luffed"

Princeton's WordNet

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