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Meaning of FRINGE

Pronunciation:  frinj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels
  2. [n]  a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"
  3. [n]  the outside boundary or surface of something
  4. [v]  decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress"
  5. [v]  adorn with a fringe

FRINGE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: outer boundary, outskirt, periphery
 See Also: adorn, beautify, border, bound, boundary, city district, decorate, edge, edging, embellish, grace, ornament, skirt, suburb, suburban area, suburbia, surround



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fringe\, n. [OF, fringe, F. frange, prob. fr. L. fimbria
    fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, E. fiber, fimbriate.]
    1. 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.
    2. Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of
       objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a
       margin; a confine.
             The confines of grace and the fringes of repentance.
                                                   --Jer. Taylor.
    3. (Opt.) One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by
       the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called
       also interference fringe.
    4. (Bot.) The peristome or fringelike appendage of the
       capsules of most mosses. See {Peristome}.
    {Fringe tree} (Bot.), a small tree ({Chionanthus Virginica}),
       growing in the Southern United States, and having
       snow-white flowers, with long pendulous petals.
  2. \Fringe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fringed}; p. pr. & vb. a.
    To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.
          Precipices fringed with grass.           -- Bryant.
    {Fringing reef}. See {Coral reefs}, under {Coral}.
Computing Dictionary

C. Katz, GE, 1961. Subcomponent of GE-255 GECOM system. Sorting and merging of data, reports and file maintenance.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing fringe in your dream, suggests that you are feeling torn up inside. You are not sure how to express yourself. Alternatively, it indicates the beauty you find in others.
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