Definition of Wedge

1. Noun. Any shape that is triangular in cross section.

Exact synonyms: Cuneus, Wedge Shape
Generic synonyms: Triangle, Trigon, Trilateral



2. Verb. Put, fix, force, or implant. "They wedge the books into the box"; "Stick your thumb in the crack"
Exact synonyms: Deposit, Lodge, Stick
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Specialized synonyms: Redeposit
Antonyms: Dislodge
Derivative terms: Lodgement, Lodging
Also: Stick Out

3. Noun. 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.

4. Verb. Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space. "I squeezed myself into the corner"
Exact synonyms: Force, Squeeze
Specialized synonyms: Impact, Compact, Compress, Pack Together
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

5. Noun. A diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation.
Exact synonyms: Hacek
Generic synonyms: Diacritic, Diacritical Mark

6. Noun. A heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe.
Exact synonyms: Wedge Heel
Generic synonyms: Heel
Group relationships: Wedgie

7. Noun. (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole.
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Generic synonyms: Iron
Specialized synonyms: Pitching Wedge, Sand Wedge

8. Noun. Something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them.

9. Noun. A block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object.
Exact synonyms: Chock
Generic synonyms: Block
Specialized synonyms: Sprag
Derivative terms: Chock, Chock

Definition of Wedge

1. n. 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. v. t. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive.

3. n. 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.

4. v. t. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive.

Definition of Wedge

1. Noun. One of the simple machines; a piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering (Wikipedia article). ¹

2. Noun. A piece (of food etc.) having this shape. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation. ¹

4. Noun. (golf) A type of iron club used for short, high trajectories. ¹

5. Noun. A group of geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation. ¹

6. Noun. (in the plural) Wedge-heeled shoes. ¹

7. Noun. (context: colloquial British) A quantity of money. ¹

8. Noun. (typography US) = (há?ek) ¹

9. Noun. (phonetics) The (IPA) character (IPAchar ), which denotes an open-mid back unrounded vowel. ¹

10. Verb. To support or secure using a wedge. ¹

11. Verb. To force into a narrow gap. ¹

12. Verb. To work wet clay by cutting or kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wedge

1. to force apart with a wedge (a tapering piece of wood or metal) [v WEDGED, WEDGING, WEDGES]

Medical Definition of Wedge

1. 1. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive. "My heart, as wedged with a sigh, would rive in twain." 2. To force or drive as a wedge is driven. "Among the crowd in the abbey where a finger Could not be wedged in more." (Shak) "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. "Wedged in the rocky shoals, and sticking fast." (Dryden) 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. To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc. Origin: Wedged; Wedging. 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. 2. 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. "Wedges of gold." 4. Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form. "In warlike muster they appear, In rhombs, and wedges, and half-moons, and wings." (Milton) 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. Fox wedge. The portion of a sphere included between two planes which intersect in a diameter. Origin: OE. Wegge, AS. Wecg; akin to D. Wig, wigge, OHG. Wecki, G. Weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. Veggr, Dan. Vaegge, Sw. Vigg, and probably to Lith. Vagis a peg. Cf. Wigg. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wedge

weddingmoon
weddingmoons
weddings
weddingy
wedel
wedeled
wedeling
wedeln
wedelned
wedelning
wedelns
wedeloside
wedels
wedfellow
wedfellows
wedge (current term)
wedge-and-dash
wedge-and-groove joint
wedge-and-groove suture
wedge-shaped
wedge-shaped fasciculus
wedge-shaped tubercle
wedge-shell
wedge-tailed
wedge-tailed eagle
wedge-tailed eagles
wedge biopsy
wedge bone
wedge heel
wedge issue

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