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 fringe fringe

noun

  • ( ) the outside boundary or surface of something  ( fringe, outer boundary, periphery )
    the outside boundary or surface of something
  • ( ) a part of the city far removed from the center  ( fringe, outskirt )
    a part of the city far removed from the center
     they built a factory on the outskirts of the city
    they built a factory on the outskirts of the city
  • an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels  ( fringe )
    an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels
  • a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead  ( bang, fringe )
    a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
  • a social group holding marginal or extreme views  ( fringe )
    a social group holding marginal or extreme views
     members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times
    members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times
  • one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light  ( fringe, interference fringe )
    one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light
  • verb

  • decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe  ( fringe )
    decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
     fur fringed the hem of the dress
    fur fringed the hem of the dress
  • adorn with a fringe  ( fringe )
    adorn with a fringe
     The weaver fringed the scarf
    The weaver fringed the scarf


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