Mar"gin (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Margined (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Marginging.] 1. To furnish with a
2. To enter in the margin of a
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
Syn. -- Border; brink; verge; brim; rim.