Fringe definitions

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At the outer edge or border.

A fringe area of television reception.

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A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
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Additional.

Fringe costs.

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Something that resembles such a border or edging.
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Less important; minor.

Fringe industries.

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A marginal, peripheral, or secondary part.
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A border or trimming of cords or threads, hanging loose or tied in bunches.
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Those members of a group or political party holding extreme views.

The lunatic fringe.

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A part considered to be peripheral, extreme, or minor in relation to the main part.

The radical fringe of a political party.

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Any of the light or dark bands produced by the diffraction or interference of light.
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A fringe benefit.
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Any of the light or dark bands resulting from the interference or diffraction of light.
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To decorate with or as if with a fringe.

The weaver fringed the edge of the scarf.

verb
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To decorate with or as with fringe.
verb
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To serve as a fringe to.

Ferns fringed the pool.

verb
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To be a fringe for; line.

Trees fringed the lawn.

verb
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The definition of fringe is someone or something at the edge.

An example of fringe is someone who doesn't fit in with the mainstream culture but who is unconventional like punk rock or grunge.

An example of fringe is the edge of the television reception area.

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Fringe is defined as a border on fabric or other material that is made of tassels, twists or loose threads.

An example of fringe is a chenille blanket with ties of threads at all the edges.

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To fringe means to create or form a border on fabric or other objects or things.

An example of fringe is when you put a yellow border around a blue pillow.

An example of fringe is when there are trees surrounding your house.

verb
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Outside the mainstream.
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Those members of a political party, or any social group, holding unorthodox views.
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The fringe of a picture.

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The periphery of a town or city.

He lives in the fringe of London.

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A marginal or peripheral part.
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That part of the hair that hangs down above the eyes; bangs.

Her fringe is so long it covers her eyes.

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(physics) A light or dark band formed by the diffraction of light.

Interference fringe.

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The Fringe; Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe.

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The peristome or fringe-like appendage of the capsules of most mosses.
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To decorate with fringe.
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To serve as a fringe.
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Anything like this.

A fringe of hair.

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An outer edge; border; margin.

At the fringes of the slums.

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Origin of fringe

From Middle English, from Old French frenge, from Vulgar Latin *frimbia, metathesis of Latin fimbriae (“fibers", "threads", "fringe”) (plural). (Cognates include German Franse and Danish frynse.)