Edged

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

edged \edged\ adjective

1. having a specified kind of border or edge; as, a black-edged card; dried sweat left salt-edged patches. [Postpositional] [WordNet 1.5]

2. having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination; as, a dull-edged blade. Opposit of {edgeless}. [Postpositional] [WordNet 1.5]

3. having a biting effect, implying criticism; -- used of words or language; as, edged satire.

Syn: cutting, harsh, sharp, sharp-worded, stinging. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Edge \Edge\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Edged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Edging}.]

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

To edge her champion's sword. --Dryden.

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

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

Hills whose tops were edged with groves. --Pope.

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

By such reasonings, the simple were blinded, and the malicious edged. --Hayward.

5. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards. --Locke.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

edged

adjective

1: having a specified kind of border or edge; "a black-edged card"; "rough-edged leaves"; "dried sweat left salt-edged patches"

2: (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment" [syn: {cutting}, {edged}, {stinging}]

3: having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination; "an edged knife"; "a two-edged sword"


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