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Definitions of fringe

  1. To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To border with, or as with a fringe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To adorn with fringe: to border. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To adorn with fringe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To border with a fringe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To ornament with a loose border; to adorn with fringe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the outside boundary or surface of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a social group holding marginal or extreme views; "members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; - called also interference fringe. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. An ornamental border of hanging cords, etc.; any border or edging like a fringe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Loose threads forming a border: the extremity: in optics, one of the colored bands of light in the phenomena of diffraction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Border of loose threads. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. An edging of loose threads or ornamental open work; the edge; the margin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. FRINGELESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Fringy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for fringe

  1. Again, the type of inhabitants that live on the fringe of towns and cities may not make good neighbors or associates for children, especially. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  2. And a fringe of ladies encircled all. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
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