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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.


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


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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