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FRINGE, noun frinj. [Latin frango, to break.]

1. An ornamental appendage to the borders of garments or furniture, consisting of loose threads.

The golden fringe ev'n set the ground on flame.

2. Something resembling fringe; an open broken border.

FRINGE, verb transitive To adorn or border with fringe or a loose edging.