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fringe

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something
  • was on the fringes of the crowd and couldn't see the speaker

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fringe

verb

Synonyms of fringe (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be adjacent to
  • the orchestral pit fringed the edge of the stage

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2 to serve as a border for
  • neat rows of red brick fringe the estate's flower beds

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The first known use of fringe was in the 14th century

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“Fringe.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fringe. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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