wedge
[wɛdʒ]
NOUN
wedges (plural noun)
  1. a piece of wood, metal, etc. having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them.
    "the door was secured by a wedge"
    synonyms:
    tapered block · chock · door stop
    • an object or piece of something shaped like a wedge.
      "a wedge of cheese"
      synonyms:
      triangle · tapered piece · segment · slice · section · chunk · lump ·
      slab · hunk · block · wodge
    • a formation of people or animals in the shape of a wedge.
      "the wedge of horsemen crashed forward"
  2. a golf club with a low, angled face for maximum loft.
    • a shot made with a wedge.
      "Davies hit a wedge to within a yard of the hole"
  3. a shoe with a fairly high heel forming a solid block with the sole.
    • a heel on a wedge shoe.
  4. BRITISH
    informal
    money or earnings.
    "he invested his wedge in stocks and shares"
VERB
wedges (third person present) · wedged (past tense) · wedged (past participle) · wedging (present participle)
  1. fix in position using a wedge.
    "the door was wedged open"
  2. force into a narrow space.
    "she wedged her holdall between two bags"
    synonyms:
    squeeze · cram · jam · crush · pack · thrust · ram · force · push · stow ·
    stuff · shove · bung
Origin
Old English wecg (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wig.
wedge
[wɛdʒ]
VERB
wedges (third person present) · wedged (past tense) · wedged (past participle) · wedging (present participle)
  1. prepare (pottery clay) for use by cutting, kneading, and throwing down to homogenize it and remove air pockets.
Origin
late 17th century: of unknown origin.
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How to use wedge in a sentence?
the general aimed to drive a wedge between the city and its northern defences.
I'm not trying to drive a wedge between you and your father.
Davies hit a wedge to within a yard of the hole.
he invested his wedge in stocks and shares.
she wedged her holdall between two bags.
he lightly broiled a wedge of sea bass.
the wedge of horsemen crashed forward.
the door was secured by a wedge.
the door was wedged open.
a wedge of cheese.
How to say wedge in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans suurlemoenskyfie
Arabic (NOUN)اسفين, الإسفين, الوتد, الوقيعة, ويدج, وتد
Bangla কীলক
Bosnian (Latin) klin
Bulgarian (NOUN)клин, клина
(VERB)заклинване
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (NOUN)falca
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Croatian (NOUN)klin
Czech (NOUN)klín
(VERB)podkládání
Danish (NOUN)kile
Dutch (NOUN)wig
Estonian (NOUN)kiilu
Fijian ivakadei
Filipino sinsel
Finnish (NOUN)kiila
French (NOUN)cale, coin, clavette, compensées, biseau
(VERB)caler, coincer
German (NOUN)Keil, Zeppa
(VERB)verkeilen
Greek (NOUN)σφήνα, σφηνών, σφηνοειδή, επιβάρυνση
Haitian Creole kale
Hebrew (NOUN)טריז
Hindi (NOUN)कील, पच्चर
Hmong Daw npoo
Hungarian (NOUN)ék, ékes
Indonesian (NOUN)baji, irisan
Italian (NOUN)cuneo, zeppa, spicchio
(VERB)incuneare
Japanese (NOUN)ウェッジ, くさび, 楔, 楔状, くさび形, ウエッジ, クサビ, ウェッジヒール, 楔形, 扇形, 紐付
Kiswahili kabari
Korean (NOUN)쐐기, 웨지
Latvian (NOUN)ķīļa
Lithuanian (NOUN)pleišto, Klin
Malagasy vy maranitra telolafy
Malay (Latin) hirisan
Maltese kunjard
Norwegian Bokmål kile
Persian (NOUN)گوه
Polish (NOUN)klina, segment
(VERB)klinowania
Portuguese (NOUN)cunha, calço, rodela, fatia
Querétaro Otomi cuña
Romanian (NOUN)pană, Zavoare, parcela
Russian (NOUN)клин, хард, стилет
(VERB)заклинить
Samoan tina
Serbian (Cyrillic) клин
Serbian (Latin) klin
Slovak (NOUN)klin
Slovenian (NOUN)klin
Spanish (NOUN)cuña, acuncada, acuñar, calzo, esfenoidal, lonja, prisma
(VERB)calzar
Swedish (NOUN)kil
(VERB)kila
Tahitian tae
Tamil ஆப்பு
Telugu వెజిటేబుల్స్
Thai ลิ่ม
Tongan tutu'u ukamea
Turkish (NOUN)kama, takoz, kaması, dilimi
Ukrainian (NOUN)клинові, клин, клина
Urdu اینٹ
Vietnamese (NOUN)nêm
Welsh (NOUN)lletem, hollt
Yucatec Maya cuña
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