A wedge




  • To support or secure using a wedge.
  • To force into a narrow gap.
  • To pack (people or animals) together tightly into a mass.
  • To work wet clay by cutting or kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.
  • Of a computer program or system: to get stuck in an unresponsive state.
  • To cleave with a wedge.
  • To force or drive with a wedge.
  • To shape into a wedge.


Similar words


  • Middle English wegge ("wedge"), from Old English wecg ("wedge"), from Proto-Germanic *wagjaz.
  • From Wedgewood, surname of the person who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.

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