Edge Edge, v. i. 1. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way. [1913 Webster]

2. To sail close to the wind. [1913 Webster]

I must edge up on a point of wind. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To edge away} or {To edge off} (Naut.), to increase the distance gradually from the shore, vessel, or other object.

{To edge down} (Naut.), to approach by slow degrees, as when a sailing vessel approaches an object in an oblique direction from the windward.

{To edge in}, to get in edgewise; to get in by degrees.

{To edge in with}, as with a coast or vessel (Naut.), to advance gradually, but not directly, toward it. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.