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Noun: fringe  frinj
  1. The outside boundary or surface of something
    - periphery, outer boundary
     
  2. A part of the city far removed from the centre
    "they built a factory on the fringes of the city";
    - outskirt
     
  3. One of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light
    - interference fringe
     
  4. A social group holding marginal or extreme views
    "members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
     
  5. A border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
    - bang [N. Amer]
     
  6. An ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels
Verb: fringe  frinj
  1. (handicraft) adorn with a fringe
    "The weaver fringed the scarf"
     
  2. Decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
    "fur fringed the hem of the dress"

Derived forms: fringed, fringing, fringes

Type of: adorn, beautify, border, bound, boundary, city district, coif, coiffure, decorate, edge, edging, embellish, environ, grace, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle, optical phenomenon, ornament, ring, skirt, social group, surround

Encyclopedia: Fringe