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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wedge /ˈwɛʤ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 楔; 楔形物; 尖劈

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wedge n.
 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.  See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical.
 2. Geom. 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.  [Cant, Cambridge Univ., Eng.]
 Fox wedge. Mach. & Carpentry See under Fox.
 Spherical wedge Geom., the portion of a sphere included between two planes which intersect in a diameter.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wedge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wedged p. pr. & vb. n. Wedging.]
 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. Pottery To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any shape that is triangular in cross section [syn: wedge
           shape, cuneus]
      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 [syn: bomber, grinder,
          hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban
         sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine,
          submarine sandwich, torpedo, zep]
      3: a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above
         certain letters (such as c) to indicate pronunciation
         [syn: hacek]
      4: a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe [syn: wedge
      5: (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
      6: something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped
         like a V) that can be pushed between two things to
         separate them
      7: a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a
         heavy object [syn: chock]
      v 1: fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table" [syn:
           lodge, stick, deposit] [ant: dislodge]
      2: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself
         into the corner" [syn: squeeze, force]