Fringe may refer to

  • Fringe (hair), that part of the hair overhanging the forehead, also known as bangs in American English
  • Fringe (trim), an ornamental appendage to the border of an item
  • Fringe (TV series), a U.S. television series
  • Fringe party, a political party in a national spectrum with a negligible share of the electorate
  • Fringe Product, a record label
  • Fringe theory, an idea or a collection of ideas that departs significantly from the prevailing or mainstream view in its particular field of study
  • Fringe science, scientific inquiry in an established field of study that departs significantly from mainstream or orthodox theories
  • Fringe theatre, a name for alternative theatre
  • Fringe tree, another name for Chionanthus, a genus of flowering plants
  • "The Fringe" (short story), a short story by Orson Scott Card
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia's premier arts festival that is the second largest arts festival in the world
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world
  • Fringe culture, another name for counterculture
  • Tzitzit (Hebrew: ציצית), the knotted fringes on garments worn by observant Jews
  • The setting for the computer game Tachyon: The Fringe

Famous quotes containing the word fringe:

    In the Japanese
    tongue of the
    mind’s eye one
    two syllable word
    tells of
    the fringe of rain....
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Look carefully through all the claims pressing upon you in your complicated life, and decide once and for all what it is that is the one really important and overmastering duty in it, and should be the one dominating aim. Then remember that if you succeed in that, the others, so multifarious, are really no more than the fringe of the garment, and that you need not spend so much anxiety over them, provided that the one most important is faithfully attended to.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836–1911)

    A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. The fluviatile trees next the shore are the slender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooded hills and cliffs around are its overhanging brows.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)