edging

noun
edg·​ing | \ ˈe-jiŋ \

Definition of edging

: something that forms an edge or border

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Examples of edging in a Sentence

the lace edging on the sleeves gives a blouse a pleasingly feminine look

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In keeping with her usual, effortlessly chic style, Katie wore the perfect, holiday-but-not-too-festive, semi-sheer top with gathered embroidered detail and ruffled edging. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Made a Rare Red Carpet Appearance for the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball," 10 Dec. 2018 The imperfect edging gives each piece a unique feel. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "A Joanna Gaines Bedding Line Is Coming To Target The Day After Christmas," 22 Dec. 2018 Pros: The fit was good and the product is well made, with an interior flap under the zipper, corded edging, and finished seams. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Best Anti-Allergy Bedding," 10 Aug. 2010 The away shirts are a screeching bright green, white and black with trippy jagged edging on a chevron pattern that may just be the World Cup's shining Rorschach moment, along with an ode to the country's style and pop culture energy. Leanne Italie, chicagotribune.com, "Nigeria's bright, trippy uniforms a hit among World Cup uniforms," 12 June 2018 The away shirts are a screeching bright green, white and black with trippy jagged edging on a chevron pattern that may just be the World Cup’s shining Rorschach moment, along with an ode to the country’s style and pop culture energy. Washington Post, "Nigeria’s bright, trippy uniforms a hit among World Cup unis," 12 June 2018 Improvements were both cosmetic as well as improving the facility’s utilities and included compete exterior painting, brick edging and mulch as well as new LED lighting inside, a water heater, fridge, freezer, bar cooler and a slop sink. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "Volunteers give Aurora VFW post 'a complete face lift'," 10 May 2018 Though Hosk finished her look with a pink lip and an edging of onyx liner, the in-step moment was ultimately all about the stylized, I-woke-up-like-this hair. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "This Victoria's Secret Model and her Boyfriend Make the Case for Twinning Bedhead Hair," 1 May 2018 Its school buildings were tired — some edging into decrepitude. Anna M. Phillips, latimes.com, "Six years after the state came in to save Inglewood Unified, the district faces a budget crisis, buildings in disrepair and lack of steady leadership," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of edging

1558, in the meaning defined above

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edging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of edging

: something that forms an edge or border

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