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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.]
1. decorated with fringes
2. fringed with something having a specified thing around the edge
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|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|
|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