(Marge) n. [F. marge. See Margin.] Border; margin; edge; verge. [Poetic] Tennyson.
Along the river's stony marge.Wordsworth.
(Mar"gent) n. [OE. See Margin.] A margin; border; brink; edge. [Obs.]
The beached margent of the sea.Shak.
(Mar"gent), v. t. To enter or note down upon the margin of a page; to margin. [Obs.] Mir. for
(Mar"gin) n. [OE. margine, margent, L. margo, ginis. Cf. March a border, Marge.]
1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake.
2. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing.
3. (Com.) The difference between the cost and the selling price of an article.
4. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty.
5. (Brokerage) Collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered
into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc. N.
Margin draft (Masonry), a smooth cut margin on the face of hammer-dressed ashlar, adjacent to the
joints. Margin of a course (Arch.), that part of a course, as of slates or shingles, which is not
covered by the course immediately above it. See 2d Gauge.
Syn. Border; brink; verge; brim; rim.
(Mar"gin) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Margined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Marginging.]
1. To furnish with a margin.
2. To enter in the margin of a page.
(Mar"gin*al) a. [Cf. F. marginal.]
1. Of or pertaining to a margin.
2. Written or printed in the margin; as, a marginal note or gloss.
(||Mar`gi*na"li*a) n. pl. [NL.] Marginal notes.
(Mar"gin*al*ly), adv. In the margin of a book.
(Mar"gin*ate) a. [L. marginatus, p. p. of marginare to margin. See Margin, n.] Having a
margin distinct in appearance or structure.
(Mar"gin*ate) v. t. To furnish with a distinct margin; to margin. [R.] Cockeram.
(Mar"gin*a`ted) a. Same as Marginate, a.
1. Having a margin. Hawthorne.