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VERGE, n. verj. [L. virga, a rod, that is, a shoot.]

1. A rod, or something in the form of a rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; the mace of a dean.

2. The stick or wand with which persons are admitted tenants, by holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. On this account, such tenants are called tenants by the verge.

3. In law, the compass or extent of the king's court, within which is bounded the jurisdiction of the lord steward of the king's household; so called from the verge or staff which the marshal bears.

4. The extreme side or end of any thing which has some extent of length; the brink; edge; border; margin. [This seems to be immediately connected with the L. vergo.]

5. Among gardeners, the edge or outside of a border; also, a slip of grass adjoining to gravel-walks, and dividing them from the borders in the parterre-garden.

6. A part of a time piece.

VERGE, v.i. [L. vergo.]

1. To tend downwards; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north.

2. To tend; to incline; to approach.

I find myself verging to that period of life which is to be labor and sorrow.



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VERGE, n. verj. [L. virga, a rod, that is, a shoot.]

1. A rod, or something in the form of a rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; the mace of a dean.

2. The stick or wand with which persons are admitted tenants, by holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. On this account, such tenants are called tenants by the verge.

3. In law, the compass or extent of the king's court, within which is bounded the jurisdiction of the lord steward of the king's household; so called from the verge or staff which the marshal bears.

4. The extreme side or end of any thing which has some extent of length; the brink; edge; border; margin. [This seems to be immediately connected with the L. vergo.]

5. Among gardeners, the edge or outside of a border; also, a slip of grass adjoining to gravel-walks, and dividing them from the borders in the parterre-garden.

6. A part of a time piece.

VERGE, v.i. [L. vergo.]

1. To tend downwards; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north.

2. To tend; to incline; to approach.

I find myself verging to that period of life which is to be labor and sorrow.

VERGE, n. [verj; Fr.; It. verga, L. virga, a rod, that is, a shoot.]

  1. A rod, or something in the form of a rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; the mace of a dean. – Swift.
  2. The stick or wand with which persons are admitted tenants, by holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. On this account, such tenants are called tenants by the verge. – Cyc. England.
  3. In law, the compass or extent of the king's court, within which is bounded the jurisdiction of the lord steward of the king's household; so called from the verge or staff which the marshal bears. – Cowell.
  4. The extreme side or end of any thing which has some extent of length; the brink; edge; border; margin. [This seems to be immediately connected with the L. vergo.]
  5. Among gardeners, the edge or outside of a border; also a slip of grass adjoining to gravel-walks, and dividing the from the borders in the parterre-garden.
  6. A part of time-piece.

VERGE, v.i. [L. vergo.]

  1. To tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north.
  2. To tend; to incline; to approach. I find myself verging to that period of life which is to be labor and sorrow. – Swift.

Verge
  1. A rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; as, the verge, carried before a dean.
  2. To border upon; to tend; to incline; to come near; to approach.
  3. The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, they holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge.

    [Eng.]
  4. To tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north.

    Our soul, from original instinct, vergeth towards him as its center. Barrow.

    I find myself verging to that period of life which is to be labor and sorrow. Swift.

  5. The compass of the court of Marshalsea and the Palace court, within which the lord steward and the marshal of the king's household had special jurisdiction; -- so called from the verge, or staff, which the marshal bore.
  6. A virgate; a yardland.

    [Obs.]
  7. A border, limit, or boundary of a space; an edge, margin, or brink of something definite in extent.

    Even though we go to the extreme verge of possibility to invent a supposition favorable to it, the theory . . . implies an absurdity. J. S. Mill.

    But on the horizon's verge descried,
    Hangs, touched with light, one snowy sail.
    M. Arnold.

  8. A circumference; a circle; a ring.

    The inclusive verge
    Of golden metal that must round my brow.
    Shak.

  9. The shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft.

    Oxf. Gloss. (b)
  10. The spindle of a watch balance, especially one with pallets, as in the old vertical escapement. See under Escapement.
  11. The edge or outside of a bed or border.

    (b)
  12. The penis.
  13. The external male organ of certain mollusks, worms, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.

    Syn. -- Border; edge; rim; brim; margin; brink.

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Verge

VERGE, noun verj. [Latin virga, a rod, that is, a shoot.]

1. A rod, or something in the form of a rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority; the mace of a dean.

2. The stick or wand with which persons are admitted tenants, by holding it in the hand, and swearing fealty to the lord. On this account, such tenants are called tenants by the verge

3. In law, the compass or extent of the king's court, within which is bounded the jurisdiction of the lord steward of the king's household; so called from the verge or staff which the marshal bears.

4. The extreme side or end of any thing which has some extent of length; the brink; edge; border; margin. [This seems to be immediately connected with the Latin vergo.]

5. Among gardeners, the edge or outside of a border; also, a slip of grass adjoining to gravel-walks, and dividing them from the borders in the parterre-garden.

6. A part of a time piece.

VERGE, verb intransitive [Latin vergo.]

1. To tend downwards; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north.

2. To tend; to incline; to approach.

I find myself verging to that period of life which is to be labor and sorrow.

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