edging Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
  2. verb advance slowly, as if by inches
    inch; edge.
    • He edged towards the car
  3. verb provide with a border or edge
    edge; border.
    • edge the tablecloth with embroidery
  4. verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    march; abut; edge; adjoin; butt; butt against; border; butt on.
    • Canada adjoins the U.S.
    • England marches with Scotland
  5. verb provide with an edge
    • edge a blade


Edg"ing noun
  1. That which forms an edge or border, as the fringe, trimming, etc., of a garment, or a border in a garden. Dryden.
  2. The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.

Webster 1913