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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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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 Marie's website, KonMari.com, is now taking preorders for its line of Hikidashi boxes — sleek, shallow-edged boxes in a few key sizes meant to restore order to your jumbled shelves. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Marie Kondo Launched New Organizing Boxes To Help You Finally Declutter Your Life," 24 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of edged

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

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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