fringe

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (British) IPA: /frɪndʒ/ SAMPA: /frIndZ/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
fringe

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Something that is a fringe, is outside what is commonly accepted or outside the mainstream

Noun[change]

Singular
fringe

Plural
fringes

  1. (countable) A edge or border used to make something fancy.
    The flag has a yellow fringe.
  2. A part on the outside.
  3. Those members of a political party, or any social group, holding uncommon ideas or views.
  4. The edge of a town or city.
  5. (UK) That part of the hair that hangs down over the eyes (US bangs).
  6. (physics) A light or dark band formed by the diffraction of light.
    Interference fringe.

Related word and phrases[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
fringe

Third-person singular
fringes

Past tense
fringed

Past participle
fringed

Present participle
fringing

  1. (transitive) To decorate with fringe.
  2. (transitive) To serve as a fringe.