Definition of edging in English:



  • 1Something forming an edge or border.

    ‘the crocheted edging of the cloth’
    • ‘They're particularly suitable for small beds, border edgings, even containers.’
    • ‘The router is used to cut contours in wood for edgings and moldings or for more complex relief panels and inlay work, dovetails, and mortises.’
    • ‘In your garden supply store, you will find many manufactured edgings to suite any style of garden.’
    • ‘‘We have a parlor,’ she said imperiously, straightening the lace edgings on the pillow.’
    • ‘Pansies are fabulous for containers, edgings, borders, windowsill pots, or planted in masses of brilliant colors.’
    • ‘It was large - approximately a quarter of an acre section, featuring a large kidney shaped in-ground pool as a center piece - and all the edgings were beautiful floral montages.’
    • ‘Go stand in a shoe shop and watch women fight over the final pair of suede boots with the kitten heel and tasseled edgings around the top that have been reduced to sell.’
    • ‘They swooped down and circled around her, wrapping themselves in her curls and playing with the lace edging of her dress.’
    • ‘Vanessa said the edgings were banned because all stonework in the cemetery had to be installed by an approved stonemason, which meant it was covered by insurance.’
    • ‘Small, compact types are excellent edgings along walkways or in narrow beds; they also look good in containers.’
    • ‘The juvenile has bold, black edgings on its wings and the nape of its neck, and a black bill.’
    • ‘It is medium and low-growing hedges and edgings that are underused; they can have enormous value in even the smallest gardens.’
    • ‘It was now time to permanently attach the plastic edging to the case sleeves using an epoxy adhesive.’
    • ‘As its name depicts, these carnations are very showy when planted as part of a mixed flower border or as colorful edgings against evergreen shrubs.’
    • ‘First-year males look like mature males but with rusty edgings on their black feathers.’
    • ‘They make handsome edgings for flower beds and herb gardens, and are equally at home as rock garden plants, in window boxes, in patio containers, or cascading from strawberry pots.’
    • ‘Miniature roses are surprisingly easy to grow, and they look great as edgings for your beds or borders, accent plants for rock gardens, and as houseplants.’
    • ‘Mud and oil in considerable quantity is being dragged onto the new road by boats and tractors and the road edgings are rapidly being destroyed.’
    • ‘She will remember the way she feels (her eyes hurt, from staring at lace edgings all day, and she wants to stretch, to sleep, to get some dinner).’
    • ‘The edging for these borders should be selected carefully, not too high to be obstructive, not too low to be a waste of time and absolutely no sharp edges.’
    edge, border, hem, trimming, frill, flounce, ruffle
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    1. 1.1 The process of providing something with an edge or border.
      • ‘If you like, an edging trowel will give you a nice bullnose finish on your corners.’
      • ‘But if you have loose soil, consider using landscape timbers or another edging material to hold everything in place.’
      • ‘You can rent a gas powered edging tool if shovelling by hand seems like too much work.’
      • ‘Janet chose not to install any edging material: She says the trench was easy to install and serves as a low-maintenance barrier between bed and lawn.’
      • ‘In the United States, Victorian English edging tiles appear to have been used chiefly in Savannah, Georgia.’
      • ‘Critics of edging tiles claimed they were difficult to keep upright and in a straight line and were concerned about their durability.’
      • ‘When I applied to the council to erect a gravestone, I was amazed that we were not allowed to place any edging stones around the grave.’