fringe

[ frinj ]
/ frɪndʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), fringed, fring·ing.

to furnish with or as if with a fringe.
to serve as a fringe for, or to be arranged around or along so as to suggest a fringe: armed guards fringing the building.

Origin of fringe

1325–75; Middle English frenge < Old French (French frange) < Vulgar Latin *frimbia, metathetic variant of Late Latin fimbria, Latin fimbriae fringe

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fringe

/ (frɪndʒ) /

noun

verb (tr)

to adorn or fit with a fringe or fringes
to be a fringe forfur fringes the satin

Derived Forms

fringeless, adjective

Word Origin for fringe

C14: from Old French frenge, ultimately from Latin fimbria fringe, border; see fimbria
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