Pronunciation: wĕj
1.A piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical.
2.(Geom.) A solid of five sides, having a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.
3.A mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form.
4.Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form.
5.The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos; - so called after a person (Wedgewood) who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.
6.(Golf) A golf club having an iron head with the face nearly horizontal, used for lofting the golf ball at a high angle, as when hitting the ball out of a sand trap or the rough.
Fox wedge
(Mach. & Carpentry) See under Fox.
Spherical wedge
(Geom.) the portion of a sphere included between two planes which intersect in a diameter.
v. t.1.To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive.
2.To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
He 's just the sort of man to wedge himself into a snug berth.
- Mrs. J. H. Ewing.
3.To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way.
4.To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something.
5.To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place.
6.(Pottery) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.
Noun1.wedge - any shape that is triangular in cross section
Synonyms: cuneus, wedge shape
2.Wedgewedge - a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
3.wedge - a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as c) to indicate pronunciation
Synonyms: hacek
4.wedge - a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe
Synonyms: wedge heel
5.wedge - (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
6.wedge - something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
7.wedge - a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
Synonyms: chock
Verb1.wedge - fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
Synonyms: deposit, stick, lodge
2.wedge - squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
Synonyms: squeeze, force
To see a wedge in your dream, means trouble and possible separation from loved ones.arrowhead, articulate, batten, batten down, bed, bolt, buckle, butt, button, character, clasp, cleat, clip, confirm, crowbar, cuneiform, deep-dye, define, demotic character, determinative, dovetail, embed, engraft, engrave, entrench, establish, etch, fix, found, get a foothold, get leverage, grammalogue, ground, hasp, hieratic symbol, hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, hieroglyphics, hinge, hiragana, hitch, hook, ideogram, ideograph, impact, implant, impress, imprint, infix, ingrain, inscribe, jimmy, joint, kana, katakana, latch, lever, lock, lodge, logogram, logograph, miter, mortise, nail, ogham, pack, peg, phonetic, phonetic symbol, pictogram, pictograph, pin, plant, print, prize, pry, rabbet, radical, rivet, root, rune, scarf, screw, seat, set, set in, settle, sew, shorthand, skewer, snap, stamp, staple, stereotype, stick, stitch, tack, toggle, word letter, zipper
Translate Wedge to Spanish, Translate Wedge to German, Translate Wedge to French
wedding day
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Wedding favor
wedding gift
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wedding night
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-- Wedge --
wedge bone
wedge gauge
Wedge gear
wedge heel
wedge shape
Wedge-formed characters
Wedge-tailed eagle
Wedge-tailed gull
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