What does fringe mean?

Definitions for fringe
frɪndʒfringe

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

  6. Origin: [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. James Williams:

    This is a fringe policy decision that has not been tested legally.

  2. Bernadette Johnson of DrillingInfo:

    These fringe areas, like the Austin Chalk, could be the next big thing.

  3. The King:

    I'm a The King, these people( ISIS members)... are on the fringe of Islam.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    The truth is that for a campaign that started out as a fringe campaign at 3% in the polls we have enormous momentum.

  5. Scott Free:

    He was kind of fringe, he had no job and lived on the margins. He was eccentric. A vacation seemed very implausible.

Images & Illustrations of fringe

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Translations for fringe

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  • 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
  • 前髪Japanese
  • შუბლზე შეჭრილი თმაGeorgian
  • kihukihu, kawekaweMāori
  • omzomen, radicalen, periferie, marginaal, buitenwijken, franje, rand, met franjes versieren, van franjes voorzienDutch
  • 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
  • kâkül, perçemTurkish
  • 条纹Chinese

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