• To move an object slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
  • To move slowly and carefully in a particular direction.
  • To win by a small margin.
  • To hit the ball with an edge of the bat, causing a fine deflection.
  • To trim the margin of a lawn where the grass meets the sidewalk, usually with an electric or gas-powered lawn edger.
  • To furnish with an edge; to construct an edging.
  • To furnish with an edge, as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
  • To make sharp or keen; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
  • To delay one's orgasm so as to remain almost at the point of orgasm.


Similar words

Narrower meaning words


  • From Middle English egge, from Old English eċġ, from Proto-West Germanic *aggju, from Proto-Germanic *agjō (compare Dutch egge, German Ecke, Swedish egg, Norwegian egg), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- ("sharp") (compare Welsh hogi ("to sharpen, hone"), Latin aciēs ("sharp"), acus, Latvian ašs, ass, Ancient Greek ἀκίς ("needle"), ἀκμή, and Persian آس ("grinding stone")).

Modern English dictionary

Explore and search massive catalog of over 900,000 word meanings.

Word of the Day

Get a curated memorable word every day.

Challenge yourself

Level up your vocabulary by setting personal goals.

And much more

Try out Vedaist now.