Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun margin

6 senses of margin

Sense 1
margin, border, perimeter -- (the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary)
       => boundary, edge, bound -- (a line determining the limits of an area)

Sense 2
margin -- (an amount beyond the minimum necessary; "the margin of victory")
       => amount -- (the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people")

Sense 3
margin, security deposit -- (the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities)
       => down payment, deposit -- (a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later)

Sense 4
gross profit, gross profit margin, margin -- ((finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold)
       => net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings -- (the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses))

Sense 5
margin -- (the blank space that surrounds the text on a page; "he jotted a note in the margin")
       => space, blank space, place -- (a blank area; "write your name in the space provided")

Sense 6
allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance -- (a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits)
       => discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance -- (a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion")

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