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English noun: fringe

1. fringe (shape) the outside boundary or surface of something


Synonymsouter boundary, periphery


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, edge

2. fringe (location) a part of the city far removed from the center


SamplesThey built a factory on the outskirts of the city.


Synonymsoutskirt


Broader (hypernym)city district


Part holonymsuburb, suburban area, suburbia

3. fringe (phenomenon) one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light


Synonymsinterference fringe


Broader (hypernym)optical phenomenon

4. fringe (group) a social group holding marginal or extreme views


SamplesMembers of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times.


Broader (hypernym)social group

5. fringe (body) a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead


Synonymsbang


Broader (hypernym)coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle

6. fringe (artifact) an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels


Broader (hypernym)edging


English verb: fringe

1. fringe (creation) adorn with a fringe


SamplesThe weaver fringed the scarf.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament


Domain categoryhandicraft

2. fringe (contact) decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe


SamplesFur fringed the hem of the dress.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)border, environ, ring, skirt, surround









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