periphery, fringe, outer boundary(noun)
the outside boundary or surface of something
a part of the city far removed from the center
"they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"
fringe, interference fringe(noun)
one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light
a social group holding marginal or extreme views
"members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels
adorn with a fringe
"The weaver fringed the scarf"
decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
"fur fringed the hem of the dress"
A decorative border.
the fringe of a picture
A marginal or peripheral part.
Those members of a political party, or any social group, holding unorthodox views.
The periphery of a town or city.
He lives in the fringe of London.
That part of the hair that hangs down above the eyes; bangs.
Her fringe is so long it covers her eyes.
A light or dark band formed by the diffraction of light.
The Fringe; Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe
To decorate with fringe.
To serve as a fringe.
Outside the mainstream.
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
something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine
one of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called also interference fringe
the peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome
to adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe
Origin: [OF, fringe, F. frange, prob. fr. L. fimbria fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, E. fiber, fimbriate.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
frinj, n. loose threads forming an ornamental border: anything like a fringe, even a girl's hair cut in front and falling over the brow: the extremity.—v.t. to adorn with fringe: to border.—adjs. Fringed; Fringe′less; Fring′ent, fringing.—n. Fringe′-tree, in the United States, a large shrub with very numerous snow-white flowers in panicled racemes.—adj. Fring′y, ornamented with fringes. [O. Fr. frenge—L. fimbria, threads, fibres, akin to fibra, a fibre.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The outlying edge of a magnetic field.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'fringe' in Nouns Frequency: #2619
The numerical value of fringe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of fringe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm a The King, these people( ISIS members)... are on the fringe of Islam.
Although I ’m terribly sad, the knowing is so much better, it seemed like a long shot for a kid living on the fringe, after 35 years.
There's been some crazy stuff going around, you're always going to get a fringe element, on both the left and right. There's some guy in Canada claiming to be the Pope.
It can be shown that for any nutty theory, beyond-the-fringe political view, or strange religion there exists a proponent on the Net. The proof is left as an exercise for your kill-file.
It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- край, дифракционна ивица, ръб, маргинали, покрайнини, бордюр, бретон, поръбвамBulgarian
- radical, perifèria, serrell, orla, pelussa, marginalCatalan, Valencian
- okrajový, ofinaCzech
- Rand, Randgruppe, PonyGerman
- orlar, contracorriente, periferia, flequillo, marginal, extremista, radical, orla, capulSpanish
- reuna, raita, reunustaa, reunakoriste, otsatukka, hapsuttaa, reuna-alue, vaihtoehtoteatteri, siipi, laitakaupunkiFinnish
- avant-garde, périphérie, théâtre, radicaux, alternatif, frange, franger, marginalFrench
- iomall, oirScottish Gaelic
- periferia, frangetta, frangia, marginaleItalian
- შუბლზე შეჭრილი თმაGeorgian
- kihukihu, kawekaweMāori
- omzomen, radicalen, periferie, marginaal, buitenwijken, franje, rand, met franjes versieren, van franjes voorzienDutch
- extremista, periferia, franja, radicalPortuguese
- край, окантовать, окантовывать, обрамлять, чёлка, периферия, полоса, бахрома, окаймлять, кайма, маргинальный, оторочка, окраина, отделать, окаймление, отделыватьRussian
- šiške, resa, difrakcioni red, marginalan, rojta, uresiti, periferija, rubni, ukrasiti resama, kićankaSerbo-Croatian
- marginal-, ytterområde, periferi, rand, experimentell, alternativ-, teater, rand-, utkant, avantgardeteater, gränstrakt, lugg, avantgarde-Swedish
- kâkül, perçemTurkish
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