Definitions of fringe

  1. To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.
  2. To border with, or as with a fringe.
  3. To adorn with fringe: to border.
  4. To adorn with fringe.
  5. To border with a fringe.
  6. decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; " fur fringed the hem of the dress"
  7. To ornament with a loose border; to adorn with fringe.
  8. the outside boundary or surface of something
  9. a social group holding marginal or extreme views; " members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
  10. adorn with a fringe; " The weaver fringed the scarf"
  11. 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.
  12. Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine.
  13. The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.
  14. One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; - called also interference fringe.
  15. An ornamental border of hanging cords, etc.; any border or edging like a fringe.
  16. Loose threads forming a border: the extremity: in optics, one of the colored bands of light in the phenomena of diffraction.
  17. Border of loose threads.
  18. An edging of loose threads or ornamental open work; the edge; the margin.
  20. Fringy.