a border or line where something ends or beginsShe was standing at the water's edge.
pillowcases trimmed with a hand-crocheted border
Park at the side of the road.
the California state line
the city limits
the lip of the jug
These islands are on the margins of human habitation.
Our organization now operates across national boundaries.
fringe, , ,
They lived together on the fringe of the campus.
She has a low threshold of boredom, and needs constant stimulation.
round the eastern rim of the Mediterranean
She filled her glass right up to the brim.
They walked round the perimeter of the stadium.
Geographically, the UK is on the periphery of Europe.
They have driven the rhino to the edge of extinction.
This could give them the edge over their oppponents.
Men still have an economic position of advantage over women.
He now has a lead of 30 points.
They're unpopular for their dominance over the community.
Our army has air superiority.
A good education gives your child a head start in life.
The extremists are gaining ascendancy.
Featuring new bands gives the show an edge.
the power of his rhetoric
He changed our world through the force of his ideas.
The novel seems to lack bite and tension.
the effectiveness of computers as an educational tool
They both spoke with animation.
He has a zest for life and a quick intellect.
keenness, sharpness, or urgencyThere was an unpleasant edge to her voice.
to move very gradually in a particular directionHe edged closer to the door.
to make, form, or be an edge or border fora chocolate brown jacket edged with yellow
See on edge
See on the edge of your seat
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in the sense of acuteness
Everything he writes demonstrates the acuteness of his intelligence.
in the sense of animation
liveliness and enthusiasmThey both spoke with animation.
pizzazz or pizazz (informal)
in the sense of ascendancy
the condition of being dominantThe extremists are gaining ascendancy.
Video: pronunciation of 'edge'
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Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?