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. Scott Kupor:

    Things that are fringe today might become mainstream over time, if you think of autonomous driving, if you think about bitcoins or even drones for example, you could have found the historic analogues to those in probably in GitHub repositories five to seven years ago. So we are trying to find things like that that may not be mainstream today but are deeply in the tech community that have a following around them and hopefully can become mainstream technologies.

  2. Donald Trump:

    While many Democrats in the White House National Security Council and Senate would like to make a deal,( White House National Security Council) Speaker( Nancy) Pelosi will not let them negotiate, the party has been hijacked by the open borders fringe within the party. The radical left becoming the radical Democrats.

  3. Wasserman Schultz:

    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.

  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. Ted Dooley:

    Basically, we now all date one another. It’s safer that way. I have a group of friends who are all pretty conservative and we end up dating in the same circle. I didn’t think coming to the heart of the nation’s capital would be like this, but it’s a reality these days. it reflects the larger tone of our environment that extremists like (Rep.) Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), are encouraging fringe extremists on the political left to verbally and physically berate those with differing opinions.

Images & Illustrations of fringe

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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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