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 for edge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Edge \Edge\ ([e^]j), n. [OE. eg, egge, AS. ecg; akin to OHG.
     ekka, G. ecke, Icel. & Sw. egg, Dan. eg, and to L. acies, Gr.
     'akh` point, Skr. a[,c]ri edge. [root]1. Cf. Egg, v. t.,
     Eager, Ear spike of corn, Acute.]
     1. 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.
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              He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. --Rev.
                                                    ii. 12.
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              Slander,
              Whose edge is sharper than the sword. --Shak.
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     2. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme
        verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
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              Upon the edge of yonder coppice.      --Shak.
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              In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge
              Of battle.                            --Milton.
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              Pursue even to the very edge of destruction. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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     3. Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness;
        intenseness of desire.
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              The full edge of our indignation.     --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              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.               --Jer. Taylor.
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     4. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the
        beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. "On
        the edge of winter." --Milton.
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     Edge joint (Carp.), a joint formed by two edges making a
        corner.
  
     Edge mill, a crushing or grinding mill in which stones roll
        around on their edges, on a level circular bed; -- used
        for ore, and as an oil mill. Called also Chilian mill.
        
  
     Edge molding (Arch.), a molding whose section is made up of
        two curves meeting in an angle.
  
     Edge plane.
        (a) (Carp.) A plane for edging boards.
        (b) (Shoemaking) A plane for edging soles.
  
     Edge play, a kind of swordplay in which backswords or
        cutlasses are used, and the edge, rather than the point,
        is employed.
  
     Edge rail. (Railroad)
        (a) A rail set on edge; -- applied to a rail of more depth
            than width.
        (b) A guard rail by the side of the main rail at a switch.
            --Knight.
  
     Edge railway, a railway having the rails set on edge.
  
     Edge stone, a curbstone.
  
     Edge tool.
        (a) Any tool or instrument having a sharp edge intended
            for cutting.
        (b) A tool for forming or dressing an edge; an edging
            tool.
  
     To be on edge,
        (a) to be eager, impatient, or anxious.
        (b) to be irritable or nervous.
  
     on edge,
        (a) See to be on edge.
        (b) See to set the teeth on edge.
  
     To set the teeth on edge,
        (a) to cause a disagreeable tingling sensation in the
            teeth, as by bringing acids into contact with them.
            [archaic] --Bacon.
        (b) to produce a disagreeable or unpleasant sensation; to
            annoy or repel; -- often used of sounds; as, the
            screeching of of the subway train wheels sets my teeth
            on edge.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Edge \Edge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Edged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Edging.]
     1. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
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              To edge her champion's sword.         --Dryden.
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     2. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
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     3. To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress;
        to edge a garden with box.
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              Hills whose tops were edged with groves. --Pope.
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     4. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to
        exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on. [Obs.]
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              By such reasonings, the simple were blinded, and the
              malicious edged.                      --Hayward.
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     5. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing
        forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
        --Locke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Edge \Edge\, v. i.
     1. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this
        way.
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     2. To sail close to the wind.
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              I must edge up on a point of wind.    --Dryden.
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     To edge away or To edge off (Naut.), to increase the
        distance gradually from the shore, vessel, or other
        object.
  
     To edge down (Naut.), to approach by slow degrees, as when
        a sailing vessel approaches an object in an oblique
        direction from the windward.
  
     To edge in, to get in edgewise; to get in by degrees.
  
     To edge in with, as with a coast or vessel (Naut.), to
        advance gradually, but not directly, toward it.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  edge
      n 1: the boundary of a surface [syn: edge, border]
      2: a line determining the limits of an area [syn: boundary,
         edge, bound]
      3: a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an
         object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
      4: the attribute of urgency in tone of voice; "his voice had an
         edge to it" [syn: edge, sharpness]
      5: a slight competitive advantage; "he had an edge on the
         competition"
      6: the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place
         farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the
         leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's
         edge"
      v 1: advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car"
           [syn: edge, inch]
      2: provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with
         embroidery" [syn: border, edge]
      3: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins
         the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn: border,
         adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against,
         butt on]
      4: provide with an edge; "edge a blade"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  287 Moby Thesaurus words for "edge":
     A, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acme, acridity, acrimony,
     acuity, aculeate, acuminate, acumination, acuteness, adjoin,
     advantage, air line, allowance, alpha, anxious, apex, apogee,
     apprehensive, asperity, astringency, axis, bank, barb, beeline,
     befringe, beginning, bind, bite, bitingness, bitterness, blast-off,
     board, border, bordure, bound, boundary, bourn, brim, brink, brow,
     bulge, cap, causticity, chord, climax, cloud nine, coast,
     coign of vantage, commencement, crabbed, crawl, creation, creep,
     crest, crown, culmen, culmination, cuspidate, cut, cutting edge,
     cuttingness, dawn, deadwood, diagonal, diameter, direct line,
     directrix, draw, drop, edge tool, edgy, effectiveness, end,
     enframe, establishment, extreme limit, extremity, featheredge,
     fidgety, fierceness, file, flange, flank, flying start, force,
     foundation, frame, fresh start, fringe, go crabwise, go sideways,
     great-circle course, grind, grip, handicap, harshness, head start,
     heaven, heavens, height, hem, high noon, highest pitch,
     highest point, hone, ill at ease, inch, incisiveness, inside track,
     institution, irascible, irritable, jump, jump-off, keenness,
     kick-off, knife-edge, labellum, labium, labrum, lap, lateral,
     lateralize, lead, leading edge, ledge, limb, limbus, limit, line,
     lip, list, make leeway, march, marge, margin, marginate, maximum,
     meridian, mordacity, mordancy, mountaintop, move, mucronation,
     ne plus ultra, nervous, new departure, no place higher, noon,
     normal, odds, oilstone, on edge, on tenterhooks, oncoming, onset,
     opening, origin, origination, outbreak, outline, outset, peak,
     peevish, penetration, perimeter, periphery, perpendicular,
     pinnacle, piquancy, pitch, poignancy, point, pointedness, pole,
     prickliness, prickly, pungency, purfle, purl, radius,
     radius vector, ragged edge, razor-edge, reset, restive, restless,
     ridge, right line, rigor, rim, roughness, running start, secant,
     segment, selvage, send-off, sensitive, set, set off,
     setting in motion, setting-up, seventh heaven, severity, sharp,
     sharpen, sharpness, shore, shortcut, shrillness, side, sideline,
     sideslip, sidestep, sidle, skew, skid, skirt, sky, something extra,
     something in reserve, sourness, spiculate, spinosity, spire, spur,
     square one, start, start-off, starting point, steal, sting,
     straight, straight course, straight line, straight stretch,
     straightaway, strap, streamline, stridency, stringency, strop,
     summit, superiority, surround, take-off, tangent, taper, tartness,
     teeth, tense, thinness, thorniness, threshold, tip, tip-top, top,
     touchy, transversal, trenchancy, trim, upmost, upper extremity,
     upper hand, uppermost, uptight, urgency, utmost, vantage,
     vantage ground, vantage point, vector, veer, vehemence, verge,
     vertex, very top, violence, virulence, weapon, whet, whip hand,
     worm, zenith
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

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