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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.

fringed

(frɪndʒd)
adj
1. decorated with fringes
2. fringed with something having a specified thing around the edge
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fringed - surrounded as with a border or fringe; sometimes used in combination; "a large suburban community...fringed by an industrial area"; "a grass-fringed stream"
bordered - having a border especially of a specified kind; sometimes used as a combining term; "black-bordered handkerchief"
2.fringed - having a decorative edging of hanging cords or strips
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
3.fringed - having edges irregularly and finely slashed; "a laciniate leaf"
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

fringed

adjective
1. bordered, edged, befringed She wore a fringed scarf.
2. edged, bordered, margined, outlined tiny islands fringed with golden sand
Translations

fringed

[ˈfrɪndʒd] adj [clothes, curtains, lampshade] → frangé(e)
fringed with (= edged) → bordé(e) defringe festival nfestival m offfringe group ngroupe m marginalfringe theatre n (British)théâtre m d'avant-garde

fringed

adj skirt, shawl, jacketmit Fransen; lampshademit Fransenkante; fringed with or by something (street, beach, lawn, = lined) → von etw gesäumt (geh); (= surrounded)von etw umsäumt (geh); fringed with silkmit Seidenfransen

fringed

[frɪndʒd] adj (lampshade, curtains) → con le frange
fringed with (surrounded by) → contornato/a da
References in classic literature ?
Gently the Badgers trotted to the shore The sandy shore that fringed the bay: Each in his mouth a living Herring bore-- Those aged ones waxed gay: Clear rang their voices through the ocean's roar,
His gun is lavishly decorated with brass tacks and vermilion, and provided with a fringed cover, occasionally of buckskin, ornamented here and there with a feather.
The valleys are unsightly deserts fringed with a feeble vegetation that has an expression about it of being sorrowful and despondent.
Mad River, though deserving its name from the impetuosity of its current, was free from rapids and cascades, and flowed on in a single channel between gravel banks, often fringed with cotton- wood and dwarf willows in abundance.
Without the recess are curtains of an exceedingly rich crimson silk, fringed with a deep network of gold, and lined with silver tissue, which is the material of the exterior blind.
The woman wore a fringed shawl tied over her head, and she carried a little tin trunk in her arms, hugging it as if it were a baby.
The edges of these bones are fringed with hairy fibres, through which the Right Whale strains the water, and in whose intricacies he retains the small fish, when open-mouthed he goes through the seas of brit in feeding time.