how to pronounce verge


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verge is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of verge in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… on the verge of collapse only Peter …”

meanings of verge


  1. (obsolete) The phallus.
  2. A circumference; a circle; a ring.
  3. The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants, by holding it in the hand and swearing fealty to the lord. Such tenants were called tenants by the verge.
  4. The shaft of a column, or a small ornamental shaft.
  5. An old measure of land: a virgate or yardland.
  6. The grassy area between the footpath and the street; a tree lawn.
  7. The eaves or edge of the roof that projects over the gable of a roof.
  8. An edge or border.
  9. A rod or staff of office, e.g. of a verger.
  10. The external male organ of certain mollusks, worms, etc.
  11. The spindle of a watch balance, especially one with pallets, as in the old vertical escapement.
  12. An extreme limit beyond which something specific will happen.


  1. To bend or incline; to tend downward; to slope.
  2. To be or come very close; to border; to approach.


  1. A surname​.

verge frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word verge occurs in english on average 6.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics verge can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that verge can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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