Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fringe

6 senses of fringe

Sense 1
periphery, fringe, outer boundary -- (the outside boundary or surface of something)
       => boundary, edge, bound -- (a line determining the limits of an area)

Sense 2
outskirt, fringe -- (a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city")
       => city district -- (a district of a town or city)

Sense 3
fringe, interference fringe -- (one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light)
       => optical phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon related to or involving light)

Sense 4
fringe -- (a social group holding marginal or extreme views; "members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times")
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 5
bang, fringe -- (a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead)
       => hairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coif -- (the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair))

Sense 6
fringe -- (an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels)
       => edging -- (border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fringe

2 senses of fringe

Sense 1
fringe -- (adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf")
       => decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify -- (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day")

Sense 2
fringe -- (decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress")
       => surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")

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