wedge Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “wedge” in the English Dictionary

"wedge" in British English

See all translations

wedgenoun

uk   us   /wedʒ/

wedge noun (SHAPE)

[C] a ​piece of ​metal, ​wood, ​rubber, etc. with a ​pointededge at one end and a ​wideedge at the other, either ​pushed between two ​objects to ​keep them still or ​forced into something to ​breakpieces off it: Push a wedge under the ​door to ​keep it ​open while we're ​carrying the ​boxes in. Pieces of ​stone can be ​split off by ​forcing wedges between the ​layers. [C] a ​piece of something, ​especiallyfood, in the ​shape of a ​triangle: Auntie Ann put a ​huge wedge of ​cake on my ​plate. a wedge of ​cheese

wedge noun (SHOES)

wedges [plural] women's ​shoes with a heel all the way under the ​shoe

wedgeverb [T]

uk   us   /wedʒ/
to make something ​stay in a ​particularposition by using a wedge: [+ adj] Find something to wedge the ​window open/​closed with. to put something into a very ​small or ​narrowspace, so that it cannot ​moveeasily: Her ​shoe came off and got wedged between the ​bars. I was ​standingwaiting for a ​bus, wedged between (= ​fixed between and ​unable to ​move away from) two ​oldladies and ​theirbags of ​shopping.
(Definition of wedge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wedge" in American English

See all translations

wedgenoun [C]

 us   /wedʒ/
a ​piece of ​wood, ​metal, or other ​material with a ​pointededge at one end and a ​wideedge at the other, used to ​keep two things ​apart or, when ​forced between two things, to ​break them ​apart: A wedge under the ​doorkept it ​open.
wedge
verb [T]  us   /wedʒ/
He wedged the ​windowopen with a ​screwdriver.
(Definition of wedge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wedge?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More