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Definition of Wedge

Babylon English Dictionary

tapering wood or metal block; peg; something with a triangular shape; something which causes division or an opening; golf club with a flat slanted face used to lift a ball in the swinging motion; triangular letter in cuneiform
fasten by driving in a tapering wood or metal block, split with a wedge; thrust or drive in like a wedge, cram; force oneself in like a wedge; become stuck or caught
Wedge Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
A wedge-shaped foldback speaker. Angled so that it can sit on the stage floor and point up at musicians/cast.
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Wedge Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something.
  
(v. t.)
To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
  
(v. t.)
To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.
  
(v. t.)
To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form.
  
(n.)
A solid of five sides, having a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.
  
(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.
  
(n.)
A mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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wedge
wedged adj : wedged or packed in together; "an impacted tooth" [syn: impacted]




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English Phonetics

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Cyn = n. foremost part, or chief; a first chief;
prep. before, ad. before, conj. sooner than; a. prefix denoting priority: n. wedge; chisel
Cynio = v. to wedge; to chizel
Gaing = n. a wedge
Gwrthaing = n. a wedge
London Slang
money. From the appearance of a number of folded notes. Examples of it's use are - "I got paid a fair old wedge for doin' that job" or "Are you wedged-up and ready to go ?".
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
silver plate
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. any shape that is triangular in cross section
(synonym) wedge shape, cuneus
(hypernym) triangle, trigon, trilateral
(derivation) squeeze, force
2. 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
(synonym) bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, zep
(hypernym) sandwich
3. a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as c) to indicate pronunciation
(synonym) hacek
(hypernym) diacritical mark, diacritic
4. a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe
(synonym) wedge heel
(hypernym) heel
(part-holonym) wedgie
5. (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
(hypernym) iron
(hyponym) pitching wedge
(classification) golf, golf game
6. something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
(hypernym) inclined plane
(hyponym) ax head, axe head
(derivation) squeeze, force
7. a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
(synonym) chock
(hypernym) block
(hyponym) sprag

Verb
1. fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
(synonym) lodge, stick, deposit
(hypernym) fasten, fix, secure
(hyponym) redeposit
2. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
(synonym) squeeze, force
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) impact
(derivation) wedge shape, cuneus
Wedge Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
A chart pattern composed of two converging lines connecting peaks and troughs which, in the case of falling wedges, indicates temporary interruptions of upward price rallies and, in the case of rising wedges, indicates interruptions of a falling price trend.
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Wedge Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of a wedge, denotes you will have trouble in some business arrangements which will be the cause of your separation from relatives.

Separation of lovers or friends may also be implied.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Wedge Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
Primarily refers to an elongated area of shallow high pressure at the earth's surface. It is generally associated with cold air east of the Rockies or Appalachians. It is another name for a ridge, ridge line, or ridge axis. Contrast with a trough. Wedge is also a slang term for a large, wide tornado with a wedge-like shape.
[Slang], a large tornado with a condensation funnel that is at least as wide (horizontally) at the ground as it is tall (vertically) from the ground to cloud base. The term "wedge" often is used somewhat loosely to describe any large tornado. However, not every large tornado is a wedge. A true wedge tornado, with a funnel at least as wide at the ground as it is tall, is very rare. Wedges often appear with violent tornadoes (F4 or F5 on the Fujita Scale), but many documented wedges have been rated lower. And some violent tornadoes may not appear as wedges (e.g., Xenia, OH on 3 April 1974, which was rated F5 but appeared only as a series of suction vortices without a central condensation funnel). Whether or not a tornado achieves "wedge" status depends on several factors other than intensity - in particular, the height of the environmental cloud base and the availability of moisture below cloud base. Therefore, spotters should not estimate wind speeds or F-scale ratings based on visual appearance alone. However, it generally is safe to assume that most (if not all) wedges have the potential to produce strong (F2/F3) or violent (F4/F5) damage.
A COMPREHENSIVE GLOSSARY OF WEATHER
[Slang], a large tornado with a condensation funnel that is at least as wide (horizontally) at the ground as it is tall (vertically) from the ground to cloud base.
The term "wedge" often is used somewhat loosely to describe any large tornado. However, not every large tornado is a wedge. A true wedge tornado, with a funnel at least as wide at the ground as it is tall, is very rare.
Wedges often appear with violent tornadoes (F4 or F5 on the Fujita Scale ), but many documented wedges have been rated lower. And some violent tornadoes may not appear as wedges (e.g., Xenia, OH on 3 April 1974, which was rated F5 but appeared only as a series of suction vortices without a central condensation funnel). Whether or not a tornado achieves "wedge" status depends on several factors other than intensity - in particular, the height of the environmental cloud base and the availability of moisture below cloud base. Therefore, spotters should not estimate wind speeds or F-scale ratings based on visual appearance alone. However, it generally is safe to assume that most (if not all) wedges have the potential to produce strong (F2/F3) or violent (F4/F5) damage.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. Engine using wedge-shaped combustion chamber . The combustion chambers are flatter on one end than the other.
2. A simple machine consisting of a triangular shaped block, that can be forced into a gap, giving a greatly increased force.
Wedge Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Wedge may refer to:
Mathematics:
  • Triangular prism, a parallel triangle wedge
  • Wedge (geometry), a polyhedral solid defined by two triangles and three trapezoid faces
  • Wedge (symbol) (), a symbol which is interpreted as logical conjunction ("and")
  • Wedge product, a mathematical term in exterior algebra, named for the "∧" logical operator symbol
  • Wedge sum, in mathematics, a "one-point union" of a family of topological spaces

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Wedge Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Worldgolf
An iron used for short shots that has a high-loft - pitching wedge, sand wedge.
Wedge Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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