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
Australian, New Zealand 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, 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