What does fringe mean?

Definitions for fringe
frɪndʒfringe

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FRINGEnoun

    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.

  2. To Fringeverb

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. fringe

    Fringe refers to the border or outer edges of something, often characterized by being peripheral, marginal, or unconventional compared to the central or mainstream part. In fabric and clothing, fringe refers to a decorative border made of hanging threads, tassels or twists. It can also refer to a group with unconventional or extreme views that are not shared by majority. Additionally, in optics, fringe represents light or dark bands resulting from light-wave interference.

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

  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

  3. Fringenoun

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

  4. Fringenoun

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

  5. Fringeverb

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

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

Wikidata

  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. Bernadette Johnson of DrillingInfo:

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

  2. Francis Collins:

    I did write that,and I will stand by that, basically, these fringe epidemiologists whoreally did not have thecredentials to be making sucha grand sweeping statement, were saying just let the virus run through the population andeventually then everybody would have had it and everything will be okay.

  3. 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.

  4. Mary McCarthy:

    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.

  5. White House:

    The president’s veto of the Keystone jobs bill is a national embarrassment, the president is just too close to environmental extremists to stand up for America’s workers. He’s too invested in left-fringe politics to do what presidents are called on to do, and that’s put the national interest first.

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Translations for fringe

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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