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fringe


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fringe  \Fringe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fringed};  p.  pr  &  vb  a. 
  {Fringing}.] 
  To  adorn  the  edge  of  with  a  fringe  or  as  with  a  fringe. 
 
  Precipices  fringed  with  grass.  --  Bryant. 
 
  {Fringing  reef}.  See  {Coral  reefs},  under  {Coral}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fringe  \Fringe\,  n.  [OF,  fringe,  F.  frange,  prob.  fr  L.  fimbria 
  fiber,  thread,  fringe,  cf  fibra  fiber,  E.  fiber,  fimbriate.] 
  1.  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 
 
  2.  Something  resembling  in  any  respect  a  fringe;  a  line  of 
  objects  along  a  border  or  edge;  a  border;  an  edging;  a 
  margin;  a  confine. 
 
  The  confines  of  grace  and  the  fringes  of  repentance. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  (Opt.)  One  of  a  number  of  light  or  dark  bands,  produced  by 
  the  interference  of  light;  a  diffraction  band;  --  called 
  also  interference  fringe. 
 
  4.  (Bot.)  The  peristome  or  fringelike  appendage  of  the 
  capsules  of  most  mosses.  See  {Peristome}. 
 
  {Fringe  tree}  (Bot.),  a  small  tree  ({Chionanthus  Virginica}), 
  growing  in  the  Southern  United  States,  and  having 
  snow-white  flowers,  with  long  pendulous  petals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fringe 
  adj  :  at  or  constituting  a  border  or  edge;  "the  marginal  strip  of 
  beach"  [syn:  {edge(a)},  {fringe(a)},  {fringy},  {marginal}] 
  n  1:  the  outside  boundary  or  surface  of  something  [syn:  {periphery}, 
  {outer  boundary}] 
  2:  a  part  of  the  city  far  removed  from  the  center;  "they  built 
  a  factory  on  the  outskirts  of  the  city"  [syn:  {outskirt}] 
  v  1:  adorn  with  a  fringe 
  2:  decorate  with  or  as  if  with  a  surrounding  fringe;  "fur 
  fringed  the  hem  of  the  dress" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FRINGE 
 
  C.  Katz,  GE  1961.  Subcomponent  of  GE-255  GECOM  system. 
  Sorting  and  merging  of  data,  reports  and  file  maintenance. 
 
 




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