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fringe - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'fringe' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Fringe [ n.]
- 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.
- Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine.
- One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called also interference fringe.
- The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.
2 . Fringe [ v. t.]
- To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.

Meaning of 'fringe' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . fringe [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a social group holding marginal or extreme views
Example in sentence:
  • members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times
Meaning (2):
- a part of the city far removed from the center
Example in sentence:
  • they built a factory on the outskirts of the city
3 . fringe [ v]
Meaning (3):
- decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
Example in sentence:
  • fur fringed the hem of the dress
Meaning (4):
- adorn with a fringe
Example in sentence:
  • The weaver fringed the scarf