Definition of fringe :
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. One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; - called also interference fringe.
3. Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine.
4. The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.
5. To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.
smash, bang, thrill, flush, hit, tape, flounce, bias, trimming, bam, suburb, belt, eruption, ruffle, boot, environs, charge, fringy, hem, bash, outer boundary, blast, edging, interference fringe, skirt, rush, smasher, kick, lace, knock, binding, clap, outskirt, frill, borderline, strike
edge (part of speech: verb)
curb, sharpness, periphery, frontier limit, brim, precipice, outline, fence, rimming, peripheral, bound, tip, ring, trace, extreme, ringing, margin, coast, side, contour, verge, marginal, coastal, perimeter
limit (part of speech: noun)
- Jerry has concentrated herself on Stephen Shaw for the evening and I'm left on the fringe of things. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- The crowd of servants spread out, and Matho, with hanging head, passed slowly through the midst of them; but at the door he stopped, for the fringe of the zaimph had caught on one of the golden stars with which the flagstones were paved. - "Salammbo", Gustave Flaubert.
- The Twentieth Ohio, sent off to the right to meet a force springing up in that quarter, met with a sudden discharge at close range, dashed through a fringe of bushes, and drove a battery from the field beyond. - "From Fort Henry to Corinth", Manning Ferguson Force.