Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 588

    the meaning of "edge"

    Hi, everyone!I'd like to ask someone who speaks English as their native language.

    Could you read the following passage?

    ...To an outsider, the most striking thing about English weather is that there is not very much of it. All those phenomena that elsewhere give nature an edge of excitement, unpredictability and danger-tornadoes, strong blizzards, dangerous hurricanes are almost wholly unknown in Great Britain

    ...What does an edge of excitement mean? I've never heard of this use of edge.Thank you!

    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 22-Apr-2010 at 03:59.

  2. Junior Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Israel
      • Current Location:
      • Israel

    • Join Date: Mar 2010
    • Posts: 79

    Post Re: the meaning of "edge"

    well, i think edge means a special quality of excitement or danger

Similar Threads

  1. the meaning of "your call"
    By filmfan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-Aug-2008, 13:51
  2. in the meaning, in meaning
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2007, 11:28
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-May-2007, 08:58
  4. Any grammar or interpretation mistakes, or any oddities?
    By asad hussain in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 04-May-2007, 07:05
  5. meaning
    By daisy1352 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-Dec-2006, 22:32


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts