Definition of Selvedge

1. Noun. Border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet.

Exact synonyms: Selvage
Generic synonyms: Border



2. Noun. The edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray.
Exact synonyms: Selvage
Generic synonyms: Edge

Definition of Selvedge

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of selvage) ¹

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Definition of Selvedge

1. selvage [n -S] - See also: selvage

Medical Definition of Selvedge

1. 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. 3. A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See Gouge. Origin: Self + edge, i. E, its own proper edge; cf. OD. Selfegge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selvedge

seltzer
seltzer bottle
seltzer water
seltzer waters
seltzers
seltzogene
seltzogenes
selva
selvage
selvaged
selvagee
selvagees
selvages
selvaging
selvas
selvedge (current term)
selvedged
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selves
selwynite
sely
semaeostomata
semagram
semagrams
semainier
semainiers
semanteme
semantemes
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Literary usage of Selvedge

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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"See Fairfax Bulk and selvedge, 12mo. 1674, p. 75. (2) A sword. A cant term. TILTH. (1) The produce of tilling. ..."

2. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1874)
"4869, thus forming the loop of the last or selvedge needle without the aid of the sinker. The whole row of needles then retire or are drawn backwards, ..."

3. Transactions of the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers by National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association (1899)
"It must be confessed that later my belief that the whole of the difficulty was due to these constructions of selvedge was somewhat shaken by finding ..."

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