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.
Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine.
One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called also interference fringe.
The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.
To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.
I was always prepared for my 'Fringe' journey to end immediately. I had only signed up for a guest role but they kept bringing me back in the third season as a recurring character. So pretty much every time I went to film a 'Fringe' episode I kind of said goodbye to the show, but then they kept bringing me back. Seth Gabel
The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system. Kevin Kelly
Moderate people are able to be moderate and have free speech only because there are some people on the fringe. Patrick Chappatte
Nearly half of the American population is eagerly anticipating the end of the world. This dewy-eyed nihilism provides absolutely no incentive to build a sustainable civilization. Many of these people are lunatics, but they are not the lunatic fringe. Sam Harris
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