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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
Recent Examples on the Web But his chaotic management style and increasingly hard-edged views about counterterrorism gave colleagues pause, and his superiors viewed him as insubordinate, former Pentagon officials said. New York Times, "For Flynn, Dropped Charges Are the Latest in a Life Full of Reversals," 9 May 2020 The edged weapon was recovered at the scene, according to the agency. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, "LAPD officers responding to car accident fatally shoot man with ‘edged weapon’," 22 Apr. 2020 If this is your firstborn, staples of your adult life — like a sharp-edged coffee table — might pose the biggest problem. Paul L. Underwood, New York Times, "Yes, You Absolutely Need to Baby Proof," 17 Apr. 2020 The tool from France was a sharp-edged flint used for cutting, and the string could have tied it to a handle, Hardy said. Tom Metcalfe, NBC News, "A 50,000-year-old piece of string hints at Neanderthal intelligence, scientists say," 9 Apr. 2020 Sections of looser coordination allowed the solo lines to emerge with individual personality — the principal winds providing especially concise character touches — but left the whole with a soft-edged sense of standard orchestral uplift. Washington Post, "National Symphony Orchestra considers the one and the many in program of Grieg, Dvorak and Nielsen," 7 Feb. 2020 On the other hand, a soft light source is big and often reflected, so the shadows cast are gentle and soft-edged—something like a big window or one of those gigantic lighting panels used for Hollywood movies. Harry Guinness, Popular Science, "Light your photos like a pro," 9 Jan. 2020 The songs are fun, however, and the scrappy, rough-edged quality of the staging is an appealing fit for the central storyline of a 16-year-old boy assembling an ad hoc band, initially as a ruse to get closer to an enigmatic beauty. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sing Street': Theater Review," 17 Dec. 2019 Like all victories in art, this one has a double-edged result. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "The Pleasure and Pain of Being Cole Porter," 13 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of edged

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

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“Edged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edged. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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