fringe


fringe
[[t]frɪ̱nʤ[/t]]
fringes
1) N-COUNT A fringe is hair which is cut so that it hangs over your forehead. [BRIT]
(in AM, use bangs)
2) N-COUNT A fringe is a decoration attached to clothes, or other objects such as curtains, consisting of a row of hanging strips or threads.

The jacket had leather fringes.

3) N-COUNT: usu on the N of n To be on the fringe or the fringes of a place means to be on the outside edge of it, or to be in one of the parts that are farthest from its centre.

...black townships located on the fringes of the city...

They lived together in a mixed household on the fringe of a campus.

4) N-COUNT: usu pl, the N of n The fringe or the fringes of an activity or organization are its less important, least typical, or most extreme parts, rather than its main and central part.

The party remained on the fringe of the political scene until last year.

5) ADJ: ADJ n Fringe groups or events are less important or popular than other related groups or events.

The monarchists are a small fringe group who quarrel fiercely among themselves.

...the numerous fringe meetings held during the party conference.


English dictionary. 2008.

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