verge


verge
verge
verge1 [vʉrj]
n.
[ME < OFr, rod, wand, stick, yard, hoop < L virga, twig, rod, wand < IE * wizga- < base * wei-, to bend, twist > WIRE, WHISK]
1.
a) the edge, brink, or margin (of something): also used figuratively [the verge of the forest, on the verge of hysteria]
b) Brit. a grassy border, as along a road
2.
a) an enclosing line or border; boundary, esp. of something more or less circular
b) the area so enclosed
3. the edge of the tiling that projects over a gable
4. the spindle of a balance wheel in a clock with an old-style vertical escapement
5. a rod or staff symbolic of an office, as that carried before a church official in processions
6. Eng. Feudal Law a rod held in the hand by a feudal tenant as he swore fealty to his lord
vi.
verged, verging
to be on or as if on the verge, edge, brink, or border: usually with on or upon [streets verging on the slum area, talk that verges on the ridiculous]
verge2 [vʉrj]
vi.
verged, verging [L vergere, to bend, turn < IE * werg- < base * wer-, to turn, bend > WARP, WORM]
1. to tend or incline (to or toward)
2. to be in the process of change or transition into something else; pass gradually (into) [dawn verging into daylight]

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