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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wej]
    • /wɛdʒ/
    • /wedʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wej]
    • /wɛdʒ/

Definitions of wedging word

  • noun wedging a piece of hard material with two principal faces meeting in a sharply acute angle, for raising, holding, or splitting objects by applying a pounding or driving force, as from a hammer. Compare machine (def 3b). 1
  • noun wedging a piece of anything of like shape: a wedge of pie. 1
  • noun wedging a cuneiform character or stroke of this shape. 1
  • noun wedging Meteorology. (formerly) an elongated area of relatively high pressure. 1
  • noun wedging something that serves to part, split, divide, etc.: The quarrel drove a wedge into the party organization. 1
  • noun wedging Military. (formerly) a tactical formation generally in the form of a V with the point toward the enemy. 1

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Origin of wedging

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English wegge (noun), Old English wecg; cognate with dialectal German Weck (Old High German wecki), Old Norse veggr

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Parts of speech for Wedging


wedging popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

wedging usage trend in Literature

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