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fringe

 (frĭnj)
n.
1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
2. Something that resembles such a border or edging.
3. A marginal, peripheral, or secondary part: "They like to hang out on the geographical fringes, the seedy outposts" (James Atlas).
4. Those members of a group or political party holding extreme views: the lunatic fringe.
5. Any of the light or dark bands produced by the diffraction or interference of light.
6. A fringe benefit.
tr.v. fringed, fring·ing, fring·es
1. To decorate with or as if with a fringe: The weaver fringed the edge of the scarf.
2. To serve as a fringe to: Ferns fringed the pool.

[Middle English frenge, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *frimbia, alteration of Late Latin fimbria; see fimbria.]

fring′y adj.

fringe

(frɪndʒ)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) an edging consisting of hanging threads, tassels, etc
2.
a. an outer edge; periphery
b. (as modifier): fringe dwellers; a fringe area.
3. (modifier) unofficial; not conventional in form: fringe theatre.
4. (Hairdressing & Grooming) chiefly Brit a section of the front hair cut short over the forehead
5. an ornamental border or margin
6. (General Physics) physics any of the light and dark or coloured bands produced by diffraction or interference of light
vb (tr)
7. to adorn or fit with a fringe or fringes
8. to be a fringe for: fur fringes the satin.
[C14: from Old French frenge, ultimately from Latin fimbria fringe, border; see fimbria]
ˈfringeless adj

fringe

(frɪndʒ)

n., v. fringed, fring•ing. n.
1. a decorative border of threads, cords, or the like, usu. hanging loosely from a raveled edge or separate strip.
2. anything resembling or suggesting this; border; rim: a fringe of grass.
3. an outer edge; margin; periphery: on the fringe of the art world.
4. something regarded as peripheral, marginal, secondary, or extreme in relation to something else: the lunatic fringe of a political party.
5. Optics. one of the alternate light and dark bands produced by diffraction or interference.
v.t.
7. to furnish with or as if with a fringe.
8. to serve as a fringe for, or to be arranged so as to suggest a fringe: armed guards fringing the building.
[1325–75; Middle English frenge < Old French « Latin fimbriae fringe]
fringe′less, adj.
fringe′like`, adj.
fring′y, adj.

fringe


Past participle: fringed
Gerund: fringing

Imperative
fringe
fringe
Present
I fringe
you fringe
he/she/it fringes
we fringe
you fringe
they fringe
Preterite
I fringed
you fringed
he/she/it fringed
we fringed
you fringed
they fringed
Present Continuous
I am fringing
you are fringing
he/she/it is fringing
we are fringing
you are fringing
they are fringing
Present Perfect
I have fringed
you have fringed
he/she/it has fringed
we have fringed
you have fringed
they have fringed
Past Continuous
I was fringing
you were fringing
he/she/it was fringing
we were fringing
you were fringing
they were fringing
Past Perfect
I had fringed
you had fringed
he/she/it had fringed
we had fringed
you had fringed
they had fringed
Future
I will fringe
you will fringe
he/she/it will fringe
we will fringe
you will fringe
they will fringe
Future Perfect
I will have fringed
you will have fringed
he/she/it will have fringed
we will have fringed
you will have fringed
they will have fringed
Future Continuous
I will be fringing
you will be fringing
he/she/it will be fringing
we will be fringing
you will be fringing
they will be fringing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fringing
you have been fringing
he/she/it has been fringing
we have been fringing
you have been fringing
they have been fringing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fringing
you will have been fringing
he/she/it will have been fringing
we will have been fringing
you will have been fringing
they will have been fringing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fringing
you had been fringing
he/she/it had been fringing
we had been fringing
you had been fringing
they had been fringing
Conditional
I would fringe
you would fringe
he/she/it would fringe
we would fringe
you would fringe
they would fringe
Past Conditional
I would have fringed
you would have fringed
he/she/it would have fringed
we would have fringed
you would have fringed
they would have fringed

fringe

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fringe - the outside boundary or surface of somethingfringe - the outside boundary or surface of something
bound, boundary, edge - a line determining the limits of an area
2.fringe - a part of the city far removed from the centerfringe - a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"
city district - a district of a town or city
suburb, suburban area, suburbia - a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
3.fringe - one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light
optical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon related to or involving light
4.fringe - a social group holding marginal or extreme views; "members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
social group - people sharing some social relation
5.fringe - a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the foreheadfringe - a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
6.fringe - an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
Verb1.fringe - adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
2.fringe - decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress"
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"

fringe

noun
1. border, edging, edge, binding, trimming, hem, frill, tassel, flounce The jacket had leather fringes.
2. edge, limits, border, margin, march, marches, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, borderline They lived together on the fringe of the campus.
adjective
1. unofficial, alternative, radical, innovative, avant-garde, unconventional, unorthodox numerous fringe meetings held during the conference
verb
1. border, edge, surround, bound, skirt, trim, enclose, flank Swampy islands of vegetation fringe the coastline.

fringe

noun
1. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary:
Chiefly Military: perimeter.
2. The periphery of a city or town:
edge, environs, outskirt (often used in plural), skirt (used in plural), suburb (used in plural).
verb
To put or form a border on:
Translations
تَسْريحَة شَعْرحاشِيَه، هُدّابحافَّه، طَرَفقُصَّةيُحيط، يَحُدُّ
ofinaokrajtřásnělemovat
pandehårperiferiudkantfrynseomkranse
otsatukka
šiške
frufrurojt
ennistoppur, toppurjaîarkögurliggja meîfram
切下げ前髪
가장자리
kirpčiukaikutaispurgai
‘ponijs’, īsi apgriezti mati uz pieresapjoztapmalotbārkstismala
ofina
frufruobrobje
lugg
ผมหน้าม้า
tóc mái

fringe

[frɪndʒ]
A. N
1. [of shawl, rug] → (ribete m de) flecos mpl
2. (Brit) [of hair] → flequillo m
3. (also fringes) [of forest] → linde m or f, lindero m; [of city] → periferia f
on the fringes of the lakeen los bordes del lago
to live on the fringe of societyvivir al margen de la sociedad
4. (= group of people) → elementos mpl marginales
B. CPD fringe benefits NPLsuplementos mpl, ventajas fpl adicionales
fringe group Ngrupo m marginal
fringe meeting Nreunión f paralela
fringe organization Norganización f marginal or no oficial
fringe theatre N (Brit) → teatro m experimental

fringe

[ˈfrɪndʒ] n
[hair] → frange f
She's got a fringe → Elle a une frange.
[curtain, lampshade] → frange f
(= edge) [forest] → bordure f
on the fringes of the city → dans la banlieue de la ville
(= margin) on the fringe of sth [milieu, activity] → en marge de qchfringe benefits npl [employment] → avantages mpl divers

fringe

n
(on shawl) → Fransenkante f, → Fransen pl
(Brit: = hair) → Pony m
(fig: = periphery) → Rand m; on the fringe of the forestam Waldrand; to live on the fringe(s) of societyam Rande der Gesellschaft leben; the fringes of a citydie Randbezirke pleiner Stadt
(Pol etc) → Alternativszene f; the Fringe (in Edinburgh) alternatives Theaterfestival ? lunatic fringe
vtmit Fransen versehen

fringe

:
fringe area
n (lit, fig)Randgebiet nt
fringe benefits

fringe

:
fringe event
nRandveranstaltung f
fringe group
nRandgruppe f
fringe theatre, (US) fringe theater
nExperimentiertheater nt, → avantgardistisches Theater

fringe

[frɪndʒ]
1. n
a. (on shawl, rug) → frangia (Brit) (of hair) → frangia, frangetta
b. fringes npl (of forest) → margine m; (of city) → periferia
on the fringe(s) of society → ai margini della società
2. vt (shawl) → frangiare
a road fringed with trees → una strada fiancheggiata da alberi

fringe

(frindʒ) noun
1. a border of loose threads on a carpet, shawl etc. Her red shawl has a black fringe.
2. hair cut to hang over the forehead. You should have your fringe cut before it covers your eyes.
3. the outer area; the edge; the part farthest from the main part or centre of something. on the fringe of the city.
verb
to make or be a border around. Trees fringed the pond.

fringe

قُصَّة ofina pandehår Pony φράντζα flequillo otsatukka frange šiške frangia 切下げ前髪 가장자리 pony pannelugg grzywka franja челка lugg ผมหน้าม้า kakül tóc mái 边缘
References in classic literature ?
But when, a moment later, the young inventor burst through a fringe of bushes and saw Mr.
In another instant the tree was deserted; the figures of the five millionaires of Devil's Ford, crossing the fierce glare of the open space, with boyish alacrity, glistened in the sunlight, and then disappeared in the nearest fringe of thickets.
He sat upon a squared block of stone, with his head bent down, his forearms resting on his knees, his long hair hanging like a fringe before his face, and he was muttering to himself.
It begins at the water's edge, with a fringe of hotels, and scrambles up and spreads itself over two or three sharp hills in a crowded, disorderly, but picturesque way, offering to the eye a heaped-up confusion of red roofs, quaint gables, dormer windows, toothpick steeples, with here and there a bit of ancient embattled wall bending itself over the ridges, worm-fashion, and here and there an old square tower of heavy masonry.
She wore a very purple dress, a black silk mantle with jet fringe on it and a black bonnet with purple velvet flowers which stuck up and trembled when she moved her head.
So Martha hid herself, and in came little Bob, the father, with at least three feet of comforter exclusive of the fringe, hanging down before him; and his threadbare clothes darned up and brushed, to look seasonable; and Tiny Tim upon his shoulder.
What else was it possible to infer from what you said, you unkind creature, when you know as well as I do, that on his account only last quarter I wouldn't buy myself a new parasol, though that old green one is frayed the whole way up, and the fringe is perfectly mangy?
No wonder his thoughts were still with his loom and his money when he made his journeys through the fields and the lanes to fetch and carry home his work, so that his steps never wandered to the hedge-banks and the lane-side in search of the once familiar herbs: these too belonged to the past, from which his life had shrunk away, like a rivulet that has sunk far down from the grassy fringe of its old breadth into a little shivering thread, that cuts a groove for itself in the barren sand.
The sloping galleries were crowded with all that was noble, great, wealthy, and beautiful in the northern and midland parts of England; and the contrast of the various dresses of these dignified spectators, rendered the view as gay as it was rich, while the interior and lower space, filled with the substantial burgesses and yeomen of merry England, formed, in their more plain attire, a dark fringe, or border, around this circle of brilliant embroidery, relieving, and, at the same time, setting off its splendour.
No matter," said Little Toomai, turning up the fringe of Kala Nag's huge right ear.
A fringe of close curling black hair grew round the base of his skull, but his crown was bare and shiny as an egg.
Yet so strong is the parental ambition among those Polygons who are, as it were, on the fringe of the Circular class, that it is very rare to find a Nobleman of that position in society, who has neglected to place his first-born in the Circular Neo-Therapeutic Gymnasium before he has attained the age of a month.