verb (used with object), fringed, fring·ing.
- friml, rudolf,
- fringe area,
- fringe benefit,
- fringe tree,
- fringe-toed lizard,
Origin of fringe
Examples from the Web for fringed
The collection includes leather pants, fringed boots, silk t-shirts, and wool blazers.Isabel Marant Lands at H&M; Burberry Breaks $1 Billion|The Fashion Beast Team|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The coast of Spain inspired some summery sentiments in Wang: hot pants and fabulous vinyl, fringed sandals and hats.
It was a regatta without spectators, but as full of excitement as if the shores had been fringed with a cheering crowd.Sevenoaks|J. G. Holland
Against the back of the cushioned settle where they sat she leaned a weary head, and frankly let her fringed lids droop.Queed|Henry Sydnor Harrison
Hilda, in her anxiety, ran around, past the corner where the low roof was fringed with its loosened thatch.Hans Brinker|Mary Mapes Dodge
She turned her head quickly and stared out at the tall pines which fringed the dusty road.The Maids of Paradise|Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
The edges of the joints are also fringed with needlelike thorns which are dangerous to handle.The Fantastic Clan|John James Thornber
- an outer edge; periphery
- (as modifier)fringe dwellers; a fringe area
Word Origin for fringe
early 14c., from Old French frenge "thread, strand, fringe, hem" (early 14c.), from Vulgar Latin *frimbia, metathesis of Latin fimbriae (plural) "fibers, threads, fringe," of uncertain origin. Figurative sense of "outer edge, margin," is first recorded 1894. Related: Fringes. Fringe benefits is recorded from 1952.
late 15c., from fringe (n.). Related: Fringed; fringing.