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selvage definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet [syn: selvage, selvedge]
2: the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray [syn: selvage, selvedge]

Merriam Webster's

or selvedge noun Etymology: Middle English selfegge, selvage, from self self + egge edge (after Middle Dutch selfegghe) Date: 15th century 1. a. the edge on either side of a woven or flat-knitted fabric so finished as to prevent raveling; specifically a narrow border often of different or heavier threads than the fabric and sometimes in a different weave b. an edge (as of fabric or paper) meant to be cut off and discarded 2. an outer or peripheral part ; border, edge selvaged or selvedged adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also selvedge) 1 a an edging that prevents cloth from unravelling (either an edge along the warp or a specially woven edging). b a border of different material or finish intended to be removed or hidden. 2 Geol. an alteration zone at the edge of a rock mass. 3 the edge-plate of a lock with an opening for the bolt. Etymology: ME f. SELF + EDGE, after Du. selfegghe

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Selvage Sel"vage, Selvedge Sel"vedge, n. [Self + edge, i. e., its own proper edge; cf. OD. selfegge.] 1. The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling. 2. The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes. --Knight. 3. (Mining.) A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See Gouge, n., 4. --Raymond.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n.; (also selvedge) List, strip of cloth (forming an edge).

Moby Thesaurus

bank, beading, binding, board, border, bordering, bordure, brim, brink, brow, coast, edge, edging, featheredge, fimbria, fimbriation, flange, flounce, frame, frill, frilling, fringe, furbelow, galloon, hem, labellum, labium, labrum, ledge, limb, limbus, lip, list, marge, margin, motif, ragged edge, rim, ruffle, shore, side, sideline, skirt, skirting, trimming, valance, verge, welt



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