What does Fringe mean?

Definitions for Fringe
frɪndʒFringe

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Fringe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. periphery, fringe, outer boundarynoun

    the outside boundary or surface of something

  2. outskirt, fringenoun

    a part of the city far removed from the center

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

  3. fringe, interference fringenoun

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

  4. fringenoun

    a social group holding marginal or extreme views

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

  5. bang, fringenoun

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

  6. fringeverb

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

  7. fringeverb

    adorn with a fringe

    "The weaver fringed the scarf"

  8. fringeverb

    decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

    "fur fringed the hem of the dress"

Wiktionary

  1. fringenoun

    A decorative border.

    the fringe of a picture

  2. fringenoun

    A marginal or peripheral part.

  3. fringenoun

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

  4. fringenoun

    The periphery of a town or city.

    He lives in the fringe of London.

  5. fringenoun

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

    Her fringe is so long it covers her eyes.

  6. fringenoun

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

    Interference fringe.

  7. fringenoun

    Non-mainstream theatre.

    The Fringe; Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe

  8. fringeverb

    To decorate with fringe.

  9. fringeverb

    To serve as a fringe.

  10. fringeadjective

    Outside the mainstream.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fringenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF, fringe, F. frange, prob. fr. L. fimbria fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, E. fiber, fimbriate.]

  2. Fringenoun

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

    Etymology: [OF, fringe, F. frange, prob. fr. L. fimbria fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, E. fiber, fimbriate.]

  3. Fringenoun

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

    Etymology: [OF, fringe, F. frange, prob. fr. L. fimbria fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, E. fiber, fimbriate.]

  4. Fringenoun

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

    Etymology: [OF, fringe, F. frange, prob. fr. L. fimbria fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, E. fiber, fimbriate.]

  5. Fringeverb

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

    Etymology: [OF, fringe, F. frange, prob. fr. L. fimbria fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, E. fiber, fimbriate.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fringe

    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

  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fringe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fringe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Fringe in a Sentence

  1. Kassandra Frederique:

    It’s no longer a fringe issue, it’s being talked about at every kitchen table in the country, and people are realizing that what we’ve done in the last 40 years hasn’t been very successful. People around the country are saying they want a new approach. They want something that moves this into a health issue.

  2. Steven Taylor:

    We’ve not seen a lot of quality Democratic candidates for Senate because Sen. [Richard] Shelby and Sen. Sessions, they were so strongly ensconced in their positions that the Democratic nominee was most often a more fringe candidate and not taken very seriously, jones doesn’t fall in that category – he has a background as a prosecutor, he has linkage to Civil Rights prosecution for the bombers in Birmingham. This makes him a more serious and significant candidate.

  3. David Doniger:

    If he has any grasp of scientific and legal reality, he would realize that it's a fool's errand to reverse the endangerment determination, this could be a way for him to keep the right-wing fringe groups occupied and also accomplish the goal of further confusing the public debate.

  4. Charlton Heston:

    Mainstream America is depending on you - counting on you - to draw your sword and fight for them. These people have precious little time or resources to battle misguided Cinderella attitudes, the fringe propaganda of the homosexual coalition, the feminists who preach that it's a divine duty for women to hate men, blacks who raise a militant fist with one hand, while they seek preference with the other.

  5. Washington Post:

    Tom Cotton Keeps Repeating a Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory That Was Already Debunked, senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins.

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Translations for Fringe

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  • هامشArabic
  • край, дифракционна ивица, ръб, маргинали, покрайнини, бордюр, бретон, поръбвамBulgarian
  • radical, perifèria, serrell, orla, pelussa, marginalCatalan, Valencian
  • okrajový, ofinaCzech
  • frynserDanish
  • Rand, Randgruppe, PonyGerman
  • κροσσόςGreek
  • orlar, contracorriente, periferia, flequillo, marginal, extremista, radical, orla, capulSpanish
  • حاشیهPersian
  • reuna, raita, reunustaa, reunakoriste, otsatukka, hapsuttaa, reuna-alue, vaihtoehtoteatteri, siipi, laitakaupunkiFinnish
  • avant-garde, périphérie, théâtre, radicaux, alternatif, frange, franger, marginalFrench
  • iomall, oirScottish Gaelic
  • ծոպերArmenian
  • periferia, frangetta, frangia, marginaleItalian
  • 前髪Japanese
  • შუბლზე შეჭრილი თმაGeorgian
  • fimbriaLatin
  • kihukihu, kawekaweMāori
  • omzomen, radicalen, periferie, marginaal, buitenwijken, franje, rand, met franjes versieren, van franjes voorzienDutch
  • frynserNorwegian
  • grzywkaPolish
  • extremista, periferia, franja, radicalPortuguese
  • bretonRomanian
  • 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
  • ขอบThai
  • kâkül, perçemTurkish
  • کنارےUrdu
  • rìaVietnamese
  • פרינדזשYiddish
  • 条纹Chinese

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