1 an edging consisting of hanging threads, tassels, etc.
a an outer edge; periphery
b (as modifier)
fringe dwellers, a fringe area
3 modifier unofficial; not conventional in form
4 (Chiefly Brit) a section of the front hair cut short over the forehead
5 an ornamental border or margin
6 (Physics) any of the light and dark or coloured bands produced by diffraction or interference of light
7 to adorn or fit with a fringe or fringes
8 to be a fringe for fur fringes the satin (C14: from Old French frenge, ultimately from Latin fimbria fringe, border; see fimbria)
n an incidental or additional advantage, esp. a benefit provided by an employer to supplement an employee's regular pay, such as a pension, company car, luncheon vouchers, etc.
n either of two ornamental oleaceous shrubs or small trees of the genus Chionanthus, of North America and China, having clusters of white narrow-petalled flowers
n the members of a society or group who adopt or support views regarded as extreme or fanatical
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