edg·​ing | \ ˈe-jiŋ How to pronounce edging (audio) \

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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Decorative glass that was around the bathroom tub, the edging. CBS News, "Peter Chadwick caught: Fugitive murder suspect goes from real estate millionaire to bussing tables during years on the run," 10 Aug. 2019 There’s a 200-foot-long, 6-foot-wide lazy river lined with pebble-finish glass tile and travertine edging. Washington Post, "From Zen to zany, backyards with style and personality," 23 July 2019 The edging also shades the tile in the living room to keep the sun off the tile and prevent additional warmth from heating the house in the summer. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "This Mesa home gives new meaning to ‘bird house’ with a 2-story aviary," 11 July 2019 But the biggest help would be to put some type of edging into the ground to keep it from getting past your property line. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, "When mondo grass attacks, put up a wall," 5 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of edging

1558, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of edging was in 1558

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English Language Learners Definition of edging

: something that forms an edge or border

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