\ ˈejd How to pronounce edged (audio) , ˈe-jid How to pronounce edged (audio) \

Definition of edged

1 : having a specified kind of edge, boundary, or border or a specified number of edges rough-edged two-edged
2 : sharp, cutting an edged knife an edged remark

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Examples of edged in a Sentence

always store your finely edged knives in a knife block

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The findings, based on the discovery of a collection of sharp-edged stone artifacts at the Bokol Dora 1 site in Ethiopia’s Afar Basin, push the origins of early human tool-making back by some 10,000 years earlier than previously believed. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Humans May Have Been Crafting Stone Tools for 2.6 Million Years," 4 June 2019 As a fan of modernism, I was attracted to her straightforward spread of glass houses on pages 624-625, which collects famous examples from Palm Springs, Sarasota, and New Canaan into a grid of awfully similar-looking sharp-edged boxes. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Virginia McAlester Is the Most Popular Architecture Writer in America," 6 June 2019 In soft-edged illustrations, Sue Cornelison depicts one baby palooza after another: toddlers on yoga mats interacting with friendly animals; babies scooting on their bottoms and tottering around upright. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: First Days and First Bites," 19 Apr. 2019 Biomorphic pieces and decorative objects—recalling tree trunks and seashells, fossils and driftwood—have a soft-edged beauty with natural appeal ... WSJ, "Why Design Is Embracing Organic," 4 Apr. 2019 Karl Clinkenbeard and his parents Clyde and Nancy Clinkenbeard were found dead on May 21, all from multiple injuries from a sharp-edged object, police said later that week. Matthew Walberg, chicagotribune.com, "Man killed parents, self in Winfield after learning they wanted to remove him from home: police," 29 May 2018 Her makeup is expertly applied, but somehow seems looser; the pigments aren't hemmed in by the keen-edged eyeliner and lip liner that midcentury fashions demanded. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Marin Hinkle On the Scene That Gave Her Hives," 8 Dec. 2018 Hobos scrawled the secret language with whatever writing implements were available—a lump of coal, chalk, a nail, or even a sharp-edged rock. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Hobo Hieroglyphs: Their Secret Symbols, Explained," 21 Nov. 2018 The gesture of civility stood out in the increasingly sharp-edged world of modern American politics. Siobhan Hughes, WSJ, "Sen. John McCain, a War Hero Who Became a Political Heavyweight, Dies at 81," 25 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of edged

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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