AskDefine | Define fringe

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1 the outside boundary or surface of something [syn: periphery, outer boundary]
2 a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city" [syn: outskirt]
3 a social group holding marginal or extreme views; "members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
4 edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels


1 adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf"
2 decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /fɹɪndʒ/ /frIndZ/


  1. Outside the mainstream


  1. A decorative border.
  2. A marginal or peripheral part.
  3. Those members of a political party etc. holding unorthodox views.
  4. The periphery of a town or city.
  5. That part of the hair that hangs down over the eyes (US bangs).
  6. A light or dark band formed by the diffraction of light.
  7. (The Fringe) non-mainstream theatre.



  1. To decorate with fringe.
  2. To serve as a fringe.

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