Synonyms of edge in English:

edge


See definition of edge

noun

1‘the edge of the lake’

SYNONYMS

border, boundary, extremity, fringe

margin, side, lip, rim, brim, brink, verge

perimeter, circumference, periphery, contour, outline

limit, limits, outer limit, bound, bounds

literary marge, bourn, skirt

ANTONYMS

middle

2‘‘What do you mean?’ I asked, with an edge in my voice’

SYNONYMS

sharpness, severity, bite, sting, pointedness, asperity, pungency, mordancy, acerbity, acidity, tartness, trenchancy

sarcasm, acrimony, malice, spite, venom

rare causticity, mordacity

ANTONYMS

kindness

3‘they have an edge over their rivals’

SYNONYMS

advantage, lead, head, head start, trump card, the whip hand

superiority, the upper hand, dominance, ascendancy, supremacy, primacy, precedence, power, mastery, control, sway, authority

North American informal the catbird seat

NZ Australian informal the box seat

ANTONYMS

disadvantage


verb

1‘the tall poplars that edged the orchard’

SYNONYMS

border, fringe, rim, verge, skirt, be alongside

surround, enclose, encircle, circle, encompass, bound, line, flank

2‘a white party frock edged with lace’

SYNONYMS

trim, pipe, band, decorate, finish

border, fringe

bind, hem

3‘he edged closer to the fire’

SYNONYMS

creep, inch, inch one's way, worm, worm one's way, work, work one's way, pick one's way, nose, nose one's way, ease, ease oneself, ease one's way, advance slowly

advance stealthily, sidle, steal, slink


Phrases

    on edge

      ‘she felt on edge and wanted to get moving’

      SYNONYMS

      tense, nervous, edgy, highly strung, anxious, apprehensive, uneasy, ill at ease, unsettled, unstable

      excitable, twitchy, jumpy, keyed up, fidgety, restive, skittish, neurotic, brittle, hysterical

      sensitive, insecure

      irritable, touchy, tetchy, testy, crotchety, irascible, peevish, querulous, bad-tempered, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, temperamental, snappy, captious, crabbed, prickly

      British

      nervy

      informal

      uptight, wired

      ANTONYMS

      calm

    take the edge off

      ‘it took the edge off the pain’

      SYNONYMS

      allay, assuage, alleviate, ease, relieve, reduce, diminish, decrease, lessen, soothe, soften, dull, cushion, mollify, moderate, calm, lull, temper, mitigate, palliate, blunt, deaden, abate, tone down

      rare

      lenify