The side margin or edge of a steep location by a precipice a bank or edge at the time of a river or pit a verge a border as brink of a chasm Also Fig
- an area establishing a boundary
- the edge of a steep location
- the limitation beyond which some thing takes place or changes
- The edge, margin, or border of a steep destination, since a precipice; a lender or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; an edge; because, the brink of a chasm. Also Fig.
early 13c., from center Low German verge "edge," or Danish verge "steepness, coast, bank, grassy advantage," from Proto-Germanic *brenkon, probably from PIE *bhreng-, variation of root *bhren- "project, advantage" (cognates: Lithuanian brinkti "to swell").
(letter.) The edge, margin, or edge of a steep place, since a precipice; a bank or advantage, since a river or gap; a verge; a border; because, the verge of a chasm. In addition Fig.
His head slammed against something hard and he lay there, momentarily stunned to the brink of unconsciousness before turning slowly to his side and opening his eyes.