Definitions of fringe

  1. at or constituting a border or edge; " the marginal strip of beach"
  2. edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels
  3. a part of the city far removed from the center; " they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"
  4. the outside boundary or surface of something
  5. decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; " fur fringed the hem of the dress"
  6. a social group holding marginal or extreme views; " members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
  7. adorn with a fringe; " The weaver fringed the scarf"
  8. 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.
  9. Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine.
  10. The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.
  11. To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.
  12. One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; - called also interference fringe.
  13. An ornamental border of hanging cords, etc.; any border or edging like a fringe.
  14. To border with, or as with a fringe.
  15. Loose threads forming a border: the extremity: in optics, one of the colored bands of light in the phenomena of diffraction.
  16. To adorn with fringe: to border.
  18. Border of loose threads.
  19. To adorn with fringe.
  20. To border with a fringe.
  21. Fringy.
  22. Coloured bands seen when a beam of light is transmitted through a slit.
  23. To border with fringe or a loose edging.
  24. An edging of loose threads or ornamental open work; the edge; the margin.
  25. To ornament with a loose border; to adorn with fringe.

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
  3. Grasping the dead bird in his hand, Tommy followed his evil genius across the stream and through the fringe of woodland on the other side. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  4. Close in front of us is a squadron of Lancers, their long lances, slender, and black, looking like a fringe of reeds against the fast paling sky, and behind us there is cavalry without end. – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  5. He noted that its lower fringe did not quite touch the door. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  6. And I would lie there a while, wondering how I came to be there, in a hut on the fringe of a forest, away up in Nordland. – Pan by Knut Hamsun
  7. As to La Mole he had already twice found an opportunity to kiss Marguerite's white scarf with gold fringe, without the act, which was carried out with the skill usual to lovers, having been seen by more than three or four. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  8. That would take him in the throat; it might miss, and he let the sight fall till the bullet would cut the fringe of gray hair into the heart. – A Cumberland Vendetta by John Fox, Jr.
  9. And there's another ship detected but not visible, somewhere around the equator, and a third one somewhere out of sight, we can just get the fringe of her contragravity field around the planet." – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  10. Fringe a small piece of black paper for a feather and paste it to the crown of the hat. – Little Folks' Handy Book by Lina Beard Adelia B. Beard
  11. He was by nature a typical pioneer- one of those fierce and terrible men who form in themselves a kind of protecting fringe to the borders of white civilisation. – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  12. It was the ridge to the left of the hill where lines of German trenches had been dug below the fringe of wood. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  13. Men and women were there, sometimes in separate groups; and a fringe of children, boys and girls, on both sides of the road. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  14. He had no hair except a sandy fringe, and his eyes, which had no lashes, looked as if he had a cold. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  15. When this had been done to his satisfaction, and it seemed to give him greatest pleasure to keep me in suspense as to his purpose, he tied to the smaller end of the stick the fringe from his shirt. – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  16. It was completely bald, not even a fringe of hair remaining. – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  17. Here at the fringe of the deep woods the afternoon was like early September; there was more color, more radiance than one associates with any other month of the year. – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook
  18. Beyond a fringe of bushes he could make out the roof of another small structure. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  19. The moonlight made visible a fringe of small trees and the shine of the water on whose bank they grew. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  20. Venner stood aloof, on the fringe of Hanglip's crowd; Tomlin stood almost by the side of Spotted Dog. – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle