Definitions for fringefrɪndʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fringefrɪndʒ(n.; v.)fringed, fring•ing.

  1. (n.)a decorative border of threads, cords, or the like, usu. hanging loosely from a raveled edge or separate strip.

    Category: Clothing, Furniture

  2. anything resembling or suggesting this; border; rim:

    a fringe of grass.

  3. an outer edge; margin; periphery:

    on the fringe of the art world.

  4. something regarded as peripheral, marginal, secondary, or extreme in relation to something else:

    the lunatic fringe of a political party.

  5. Optics. one of the alternate light and dark bands produced by diffraction or interference.

    Category: Optics

  6. Category: Business

    Ref: fringe benefit.

  7. (v.t.)to furnish with or as if with a fringe.

  8. to serve as a fringe for, or to be arranged so as to suggest a fringe:

    armed guards fringing the building.

Origin of fringe:

1325–75; ME frenge < OF 蠐 L fimbriae fringe


Princeton's WordNet

  1. periphery, fringe, outer boundary(noun)

    the outside boundary or surface of something

  2. outskirt, fringe(noun)

    a part of the city far removed from the center

    "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"

  3. fringe, interference fringe(noun)

    one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light

  4. fringe(noun)

    a social group holding marginal or extreme views

    "members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"

  5. bang, fringe(noun)

    a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead

  6. fringe(verb)

    an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels

  7. fringe(verb)

    adorn with a fringe

    "The weaver fringed the scarf"

  8. fringe(verb)

    decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

    "fur fringed the hem of the dress"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fringe(noun)ɪndʒ

    the outer edge of an area

    neighborhoods on the fringes of the city

  2. fringeɪndʒ

    decorative threads that hang from the edge of a piece of cloth

    a wool blanket with a fringe

  3. fringeɪndʒ

    hair that hangs down over your forehead; = bangs

    ***I need to cut your fringe.

  4. fringeɪndʒ

    relating to ways of thinking that are far from what is considered normal

    groups on the fringe of the art world


  1. fringe(Noun)

    A decorative border.

    the fringe of a picture

  2. fringe(Noun)

    A marginal or peripheral part.

  3. fringe(Noun)

    Those members of a political party, or any social group, holding unorthodox views.

  4. fringe(Noun)

    The periphery of a town or city.

    He lives in the fringe of London.

  5. fringe(Noun)

    That part of the hair that hangs down above the eyes; bangs.

    Her fringe is so long it covers her eyes.

  6. fringe(Noun)

    A light or dark band formed by the diffraction of light.

    Interference fringe.

  7. fringe(Noun)

    Non-mainstream theatre.

    The Fringe; Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe

  8. fringe(Verb)

    To decorate with fringe.

  9. fringe(Verb)

    To serve as a fringe.

  10. fringe(Adjective)

    Outside the mainstream.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fringe(noun)

    an ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff, originally consisting of the ends of the warp, projecting beyond the woven fabric; but more commonly made separate and sewed on, consisting sometimes of projecting ends, twisted or plaited together, and sometimes of loose threads of wool, silk, or linen, or narrow strips of leather, or the like

  2. Fringe(noun)

    something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine

  3. Fringe(noun)

    one of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called also interference fringe

  4. Fringe(noun)

    the peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome

  5. Fringe(verb)

    to adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe


  1. Fringe

    A fringe, or bangs, is a shaped cutting of the front part of the hair so that it lies over the forehead. A classic fringe is cut fairly straight at or above the eyebrows, but they can also be ragged or ruffled, spiked up with hair gel, swept to one side or the other, or cut longer to fall over the eyes.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Fringe

    The outlying edge of a magnetic field.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fringe' in Nouns Frequency: #2619

Anagrams of fringe

  1. finger

Translations for fringe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a border of loose threads on a carpet, shawl etc

Her red shawl has a black fringe.

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