From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- The boundary line of a surface.
- A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
- An advantage (as have the edge on)
- 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.
- He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. Rev. ii. 12.
- Slander, \ Whose edge is sharper than the sword. William Shakespeare
- Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
- Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
- 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." John Milton.