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Meaning of MARGIN

Pronunciation:  'mârjin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a strip near the boundary of an object; "he jotted a note on the margin of the page"
  2. [n]  a permissible difference; allowing freedom to move within limits
  3. [n]  the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
  4. [n]  (corporate finance) net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
  5. [n]  the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
  6. [n]  the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
 

MARGIN is a 6 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: allowance, border, edge, gross profit, gross profit margin, leeway, perimeter, security deposit, tolerance
 
 See Also: blank space, border, bound, boundary, deposit, disagreement, discrepancy, divergence, down payment, earnings, edge, lucre, molding, moulding, net, net income, net profit, page, place, profit, profits, roadside, selvage, selvedge, shoulder, slip, space, strip, variance, wayside

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mar"gin\, n. [OE. margine, margent, L. margo, ginis. Cf.
    {March} a border, {Marge}.]
    1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or
       lake.
    
    2. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left
       uncovered in writing or printing.
    
    3. (Com.) The difference between the cost and the selling
       price of an article.
    
    4. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be
       foreseen or known with certainty.
    
    5. (Brokerage) Collateral security deposited with a broker to
       secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on
       behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and
       selling of stocks, wheat, etc. --N. Biddle.
    
    {Margin draft} (Masonry), a smooth cut margin on the face of
       hammer-dressed ashlar, adjacent to the joints.
    
    {Margin of a course} (Arch.), that part of a course, as of
       slates or shingles, which is not covered by the course
       immediately above it. See 2d {Gauge}.
    
    Syn: Border; brink; verge; brim; rim.
    
    
  2. \Mar"gin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Margined}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Marginging}.]
    1. To furnish with a margin.
    
    2. To enter in the margin of a page.
    
    
 
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