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4 definitions found
 for margin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Margin \Mar"gin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Margined; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Marginging.]
     1. To furnish with a margin.
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     2. To enter in the margin of a page.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Margin \Mar"gin\, n. [OE. margine, margent, L. margo, ginis. Cf.
     March a border, Marge.]
     1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or
        lake.
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     2. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left
        uncovered in writing or printing.
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     3. (Com.) The difference between the cost and the selling
        price of an article.
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     4. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be
        foreseen or known with certainty.
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     5. (Brokerage) Collateral security deposited with a broker to
        secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on
        behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and
        selling of stocks, wheat, etc. It is usually less than the
        full value of the security purchased, in which case it may
        be qualified by the portion of the full value required to
        be deposited; as, to buy stocks on 50% margin. --N.
        Biddle.
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     Margin draft (Masonry), a smooth cut margin on the face of
        hammer-dressed ashlar, adjacent to the joints.
  
     Margin of a course (Arch.), that part of a course, as of
        slates or shingles, which is not covered by the course
        immediately above it. See 2d Gauge.
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     Syn: Border; brink; verge; brim; rim.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  margin
      n 1: the boundary line or the area immediately inside the
           boundary [syn: margin, border, perimeter]
      2: an amount beyond the minimum necessary; "the margin of
         victory"
      3: the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker
         when borrowing from the broker to buy securities [syn:
         margin, security deposit]
      4: (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services
         sold [syn: gross profit, gross profit margin, margin]
      5: the blank space that surrounds the text on a page; "he jotted
         a note in the margin"
      6: a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move
         within limits [syn: allowance, leeway, margin,
         tolerance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  188 Moby Thesaurus words for "margin":
     abut, adjoin, aesthetic distance, air space, allowance,
     ample scope, balance, bank, befringe, bind, blank check, board,
     bonus, border, bordure, bound, boundary line, bounds, brim, brink,
     brow, caesura, carte blanche, caution, caution money, clearance,
     coast, collateral, collateral security, compass, connect,
     deep space, delicacy, delicate distinction, deposit,
     depths of space, differentia, differential, discontinuity,
     distance, distance between, distinction, divergence, dividend,
     double space, edge, elbowroom, em space, en space, enframe,
     exhaust price, extent, extra, farness, featheredge, field,
     fine point, flange, forfeit, frame, free course, free hand,
     free play, free scope, freeboard, freedom, fringe, frontier,
     full scope, full swing, gratuity, hair space, hairline, half space,
     headroom, hem, hiatus, infinity, interim, intermediate space,
     interruption, interspace, interstice, interval, join, jump,
     labellum, labium, labrum, lacuna, lagniappe, lap, latitude, leap,
     ledge, leeway, leftover, length, light-years, limb, limbus, limits,
     line, lip, list, long rope, maneuvering space, march, marge,
     marginate, mileage, minimum, narrow margin, neighbor,
     nice distinction, nicety, no holds barred, nuance, open space,
     outline, overage, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, overset,
     overstock, oversupply, parsecs, particle of difference, perimeter,
     periphery, perspective, piece, play, plus, point of difference,
     pourboire, purfle, purl, ragged edge, range, reach, refinement,
     remainder, remoteness, rim, room, room to spare, rope, scope,
     sea room, selvage, separation, set off, shade of difference,
     shoestring margin, shore, side, sideline, single space, skirt,
     something extra, space, space between, span, spare, spare room,
     stake, stretch, stride, subtle distinction, subtlety, surplus,
     surplusage, surround, swing, thin margin, time interval, tip,
     tolerance, touch, trim, trimming, verge, way, ways, wide berth,
     wide margin
  
  

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