\ˈejd, ˈe-jid \

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 broken glass asks a double-edged question: have enough women shattered the glass ceiling or have their hopes been shattered by the failure to break the biggest one of all? Victoria Dalkey, sacbee, "Small pieces take on weighty topics at multimedia JayJay show," 14 June 2018 The late '90s and early 2000s are super hot right now -- just look at Calvin Harris and Porter Robinson's latest releases -- but where a lot of producers echo sophisticated cheese, Mat Zo dug deep into hard-edged soul. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Mat Zo Shares & Breaks Down 'This Is a Mad Zoo House EP': Exclusive," 13 June 2018 There are many sharp objects in play in this intelligent, entertaining series, and a few sharp-edged people, too. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "The mysteries of HBO’s addictive ‘Sharp Objects’ cut deep," 4 July 2018 She was rushed to the hospital, where medical tests confirmed that she had been raped and assaulted with sharp-edged weapons, the Deccan Chronicle reported. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "After the rape of a 7-year-old in India, thousands call for her attackers to be hanged," 2 July 2018 The president’s outburst had been foreshadowed for days leading up to the Canada summit, with Mr. Trump and his counterparts trading sharp-edged barbs that included threats of punches and counterpunches on tariffs. Michael D. Shear, The Seattle Times, "At G-7 summit, Trump tells allies U.S. will no longer be ‘piggy bank everybody’s robbing’," 9 June 2018 Yet if tiny Stripmatic demonstrates the double-edged nature of tariffs as an instrument of economic policy, the company's experience should offer minimal comfort to the president's political adversaries. David J. Lynch, chicagotribune.com, "The hidden costs of 'America First' tariffs," 7 June 2018 All three died from multiple injuries sustained from an unspecified sharp-edged object, local station WLS reports. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, "Ill. Man Kills Parents in Murder-Suicide After Learning They Wanted Him Out of Their House: Police," 31 May 2018 Crushed cranias, stripped bodies, cuts with sharp-edged weapons, the removal of the abdomen and intestines and the separation of bones are some of the most brutal practices noted in the paper. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Thousands of human bones discovered in Denmark reveal gruesome 'barbarian' war rituals," 22 May 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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to reject or criticize sharply

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