What does the word fringe mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To border with a fringe.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Fringy.

Usage examples for fringe

  1. I thought I heard a fierce oath in a deep voice near by, but Trunnell and the captain were both staring up at the fringe flying from the maintopsail yard, and had evidently said nothing. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  2. They could not, however, leave the creek without their knowing it, and they had a fringe of willows, into which they stumbled now and then, as guide. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  3. He could read nothing of the man's mind through the downcast eyelids, with their long black fringe of close- set lashes. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson