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Definitions for fringe
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periphery, fringe, outer boundarynoun
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 fringenoun
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Ornamental appendages added to dress or furniture.
Etymology: friggio, Italian; frange, French.
Those offices and dignities were but the facings or fringes of his greatness. Henry Wotton.
The golden fringe ev’n set the ground on flame,
And drew a precious trail. John Dryden, Flower and Leaf.
The shadows of all bodies, in this light, were bordered with three parallel fringes, or bands of coloured light, whereof that which was contiguous to the shadow was broadest and most luminous; and that which was remotest from it was narrowest, and so faint as not easily to be visible. Isaac Newton, Opt.
To adorn with fringes; to decorate with ornamental appendages.
Etymology: from the noun.
Either side of the bank, fringed with most beautiful trees, resisted the sun’s darts. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Of silver wings he took a shining pair,
Fringed with gold. Edward Fairfax, Stan. 14.
Here, by the sacred bramble ting’d,
My petticoat is doubly fring’d, Jonathan Swift.
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
Etymology: [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
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The numerical value of fringe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of fringe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of fringe in a Sentence
I wanted to make sense of my anger and I realized that Pakistan is a deeply divided country (where) there's a fringe minority that is trying to take over...from the vast majority of Pakistanis, the biggest ideological divide in Pakistan today is in the field of education so I wanted to document that polarity in the education system by following children in madrassas and schools.
Ethno-nationalism -- it's losers. It's a fringe element. I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more. These guys are a collection of clowns.
This is moving from a peculiar fringe curiosity to a violent extremist movement.
Any opportunity they can to pull people’s eyes and ears away from that they take, the right-wing media circus fringe has immediately focused not on this run-of-the-mill investigation just reporting the facts, but jumped to outrageous egregious conclusions that they were trying to, that they have ties to terrorists and that they were stealing data.
Like patriotism, religion can be sometimes used as a weapon, or to support someone’s own narrative or fears and prejudices. These Christian-fringe, Roy Moore, do-what-I-say- not-what-I-do people––they’re not very Jesus-like. I see them as fringe the way I see ISIS as fringe, but when we look at the fringe as a whole, it’s dangerous. That’s why there’s the Muslim ban. They’re taking a tiny fraction of a people that’s loud and making it the entire people. That’s dangerous. The left often does that with the religious right. The religious right is not all of religion. The notion of religious freedom used to be this beautiful notion that all religions can come here and practice. What it’s become is legal homophobia—or racism.
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Translations for fringe
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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