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Sidewalk vs. Verge

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Sidewalknoun

(US) a footpath, usually paved, at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement UK or footpath Australia, New Zealand

Vergenoun

A rod or staff of office, e.g. of a verger.

Sidewalknoun

any paved footpath, even if not located at the side of a road

Vergenoun

The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, by holding it in the hand and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge.

Sidewalknoun

A walk for foot passengers at the side of a street or road; a foot pavement.

Vergenoun

An edge or border.

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Sidewalknoun

walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway

Vergenoun

The grassy area between the footpath and the street; a tree lawn.

Sidewalk

A sidewalk (North American English), pavement (British English), footpath (Oceanian English), or footway, is a path along the side of a road. Usually constructed of concrete or asphalt, it is designed for pedestrians.

Vergenoun

(figuratively) An extreme limit beyond which something specific will happen.

‘I was on the verge of tears.’;

Vergenoun

(obsolete) The phallus.

Vergenoun

(zoology) The external male organ of certain mollusks, worms, etc.

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Vergenoun

An old measure of land: a virgate or yardland.

Vergenoun

A circumference; a circle; a ring.

Vergenoun

(architecture) The shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft.

Vergenoun

(architecture) The edge of the tiling projecting over the gable of a roof.

Vergenoun

(horology) The spindle of a watch balance, especially one with pallets, as in the old vertical escapement.

Vergeverb

(intransitive) To be or come very close; to border; to approach.

‘Eating blowfish verges on insanity.’;

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Vergeverb

To bend or incline; to tend downward; to slope.

Vergenoun

A rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean.

Vergenoun

The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, they holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge.

Vergenoun

The compass of the court of Marshalsea and the Palace court, within which the lord steward and the marshal of the king's household had special jurisdiction; - so called from the verge, or staff, which the marshal bore.

Vergenoun

A virgate; a yardland.

Vergenoun

A border, limit, or boundary of a space; an edge, margin, or brink of something definite in extent.

‘Even though we go to the extreme verge of possibility to invent a supposition favorable to it, the theory . . . implies an absurdity.’; ‘But on the horizon's verge descried,Hangs, touched with light, one snowy sail.’;

Vergenoun

A circumference; a circle; a ring.

‘The inclusive vergeOf golden metal that must round my brow.’;

Vergenoun

The shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft.

Vergenoun

The spindle of a watch balance, especially one with pallets, as in the old vertical escapement. See under Escapement.

Vergenoun

The edge or outside of a bed or border.

Vergenoun

The penis.

Vergenoun

The external male organ of certain mollusks, worms, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.

Vergeverb

To border upon; to tend; to incline; to come near; to approach.

Vergeverb

To tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north.

‘Our soul, from original instinct, vergeth towards him as its center.’; ‘I find myself verging to that period of life which is to be labor and sorrow.’;

Vergenoun

a region marking a boundary

Vergenoun

the limit beyond which something happens or changes;

‘on the verge of tears’; ‘on the brink of bankruptcy’;

Vergenoun

a ceremonial or emblematic staff

Vergenoun

a grass border along a road

Vergeverb

border on; come close to;

‘His behavior verges on the criminal’;

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