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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. Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine.
  3. One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called also interference fringe.
  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.

Fringe Quotations

There just needs to be a gay rapper. He doesn't have to be flamboyant, just a rapper who identifies as gay - who's better than everybody. Unfortunately hip-hop is so competitive that in order for fringe groups to get in, you gotta be better than whoever's the best.
Talib Kweli

People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the 'fringe' media.
Ted Koppel

Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity.
Joel Salatin

A moustache to a man is the same as a fringe is to a woman. When you've got it, you want to grow it out; when you've grown it out, you want to cut it.
Billy Childish

My real self, the self I have always been from a child, is a loner and nerd, slightly overweight, with a very heavy fringe. That is who I was as a kid. I don't think I will ever be anything other than that.
Hayley Atwell
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Fringe Translations

fringe in French is outsider
fringe in German is Franse
fringe in Norwegian is frynse, pannelugg, kante, utkant
fringe in Spanish is franja
fringe in Swedish is kanta, flik, frans, lugg
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