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FRINGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fringe mean? 

FRINGE (noun)
  The noun FRINGE has 4 senses:

1. the outside boundary or surface of something
2. a part of the city far removed from the center
3. a social group holding marginal or extreme views
4. edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels

  Familiarity information: FRINGE used as a noun is uncommon.


FRINGE (verb)
  The verb FRINGE has 2 senses:

1. adorn with a fringe
2. decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

  Familiarity information: FRINGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FRINGE (noun)


Sense 1fringe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The outside boundary or surface of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

fringe; outer boundary; periphery

Hypernyms ("fringe" is a kind of...):

bound; boundary; edge (a line determining the limits of an area)


Sense 2fringe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A part of the city far removed from the center

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

outskirt; fringe

Context example:

they built a factory on the outskirts of the city

Hypernyms ("fringe" is a kind of...):

city district (a district of a town or city)

Meronyms (parts of "fringe"):

suburb; suburban area; suburbia (a residential district located on the outskirts of a city)


Sense 3fringe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A social group holding marginal or extreme views

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("fringe" is a kind of...):

social group (people sharing some social relation)


Sense 4fringe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("fringe" is a kind of...):

edging (border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug))


FRINGE (verb)


Sense 1fringe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adorn with a fringe

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The weaver fringed the scarf

Hypernyms (to "fringe" is one way to...):

adorn; beautify; decorate; embellish; grace; ornament (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

Domain category:

handicraft (a craft that requires skillful hands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2fringe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

fur fringed the hem of the dress

Hypernyms (to "fringe" is one way to...):

border; skirt; surround (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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