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bor·der

 (bôr′dər)
n.
1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
4. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
v. bor·dered, bor·der·ing, bor·ders
v.tr.
1. To lie along or adjacent to the border of: Canada borders the United States.
2. To put a border on.
v.intr.
1. To lie adjacent to another: The United States borders on Canada.
2. To be almost like another in character: an act that borders on heroism.

[Middle English bordure, from Old French bordeure, from border, to border, from bort, border, of Germanic origin.]

bor′der·er n.
Synonyms: border, edge, margin, verge1, brink, rim
These nouns refer to the line that marks the outside limit of something, such as a surface or shape, or to the area just inside such a line. Border can refer to either the line (a fence along the border of the property) or the adjacent area (a frame with a wide border). Edge refers to the bounding line formed by the continuous convergence of two surfaces (sat on the edge of the wall) or to an outer line or limit (a leaf with serrated edges; stopped at the edge of the water). Margin generally refers to a strip that runs along an edge or border: the margin of the page; the grassy margins of a path. A verge is an extreme terminating line or edge: the sun's afterglow on the verge of the horizon. Figuratively it indicates a point at which something is likely to begin or to happen: an explorer on the verge of a great discovery. Brink denotes the edge of a steep place: stood on the brink of the cliff. In an extended sense it indicates the likelihood or imminence of a sudden change: on the brink of falling in love. Rim most often denotes the edge of something circular or curved: a cup with a chipped rim; the rim of a basketball goal; lava issuing from the rim of the crater.

border

(ˈbɔːdə)
n
1. a band or margin around or along the edge of something
2. (Physical Geography) the dividing line or frontier between political or geographic regions
3. (Physical Geography)
a. a region straddling such a boundary
b. (as modifier): border country.
4. (Crafts)
a. a design or ornamental strip around the edge or rim of something, such as a printed page or dinner plate
b. (as modifier): a border illustration.
5. (Botany) a long narrow strip of ground planted with flowers, shrubs, trees, etc, that skirts a path or wall or surrounds a lawn or other area: a herbaceous border.
vb
6. (tr) to decorate or provide with a border
7.
a. to be adjacent (to); lie along the boundary (of): his land borders on mine.
b. to be nearly the same (as); verge (on): his stupidity borders on madness.
[C14: from Old French bordure, from border to border, from bort side of a ship, of Germanic origin; see board]

Border

(ˈbɔːdə)
n
1. (Placename) (often plural) the area straddling the border between England and Scotland
2. (Placename) the area straddling the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
3. (Placename) the region in S South Africa around East London

Border

(ˈbɔːdə)
n
(Biography) Allan (Robert). born 1955, Australian cricketer; played in 156 test matches (1978–1994), 93 as captain; first Australian batsman to score 10,000 test runs

bor•der

(ˈbɔr dər)
n.
1. the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary.
2. the line that separates one country, state, province, etc., from another; frontier line.
3. the district or region that lies along the boundary line of another.
4. the border,
a. the border between the U.S. and Mexico, esp. along the Rio Grande.
b. (in the British Isles) the region along the boundary between England and Scotland.
5. brink; verge.
6. an ornamental design along the edge of a printed page, a drawing, a fabric, etc., or a piece of ornamental trimming around the edge of a rug, garment, article of furniture, etc.
7. a long, narrow bed of plantings, as along a pathway.
v.t.
8. to make a border around; adorn with a border.
9. to form a border or boundary to.
10. to lie on the border of.
v.i.
11. to form or constitute a border; abut.
12. to approach closely in character; verge.
[1325–75; Middle English bordure < Anglo-French, Old French, derivative of border to border, derivative of bord ship's side, edge < Germanic; see board]
bor′der•less, adj.
syn: See boundary.

border

In cartography, the area of a map or chart lying between the neatline and the surrounding framework.

border

frontierboundary
1. 'border'

The border between two countries is the dividing line between them.

They crossed the border into Mexico.
We stayed in a village near the German-Polish border.
2. 'frontier'

A frontier is a border with official points for people to cross, often with guards.

Only three thousand soldiers were guarding the entire frontier.
They introduced stricter frontier controls.

You talk about one country's border or frontier with another.

She lives in a small Dutch town a mile from the border with Germany.
Spain reopened its frontier with Gibraltar.
3. 'boundary'

The boundary of a region or area of land is its outer edge.

There are fences round the boundary of the National Park.

Be Careful!
Don't talk about the 'boundary' of a country. Instead you talk about its borders.

These changes will be felt beyond the borders of Turkey.

border


Past participle: bordered
Gerund: bordering

Imperative
border
border
Present
I border
you border
he/she/it borders
we border
you border
they border
Preterite
I bordered
you bordered
he/she/it bordered
we bordered
you bordered
they bordered
Present Continuous
I am bordering
you are bordering
he/she/it is bordering
we are bordering
you are bordering
they are bordering
Present Perfect
I have bordered
you have bordered
he/she/it has bordered
we have bordered
you have bordered
they have bordered
Past Continuous
I was bordering
you were bordering
he/she/it was bordering
we were bordering
you were bordering
they were bordering
Past Perfect
I had bordered
you had bordered
he/she/it had bordered
we had bordered
you had bordered
they had bordered
Future
I will border
you will border
he/she/it will border
we will border
you will border
they will border
Future Perfect
I will have bordered
you will have bordered
he/she/it will have bordered
we will have bordered
you will have bordered
they will have bordered
Future Continuous
I will be bordering
you will be bordering
he/she/it will be bordering
we will be bordering
you will be bordering
they will be bordering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bordering
you have been bordering
he/she/it has been bordering
we have been bordering
you have been bordering
they have been bordering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bordering
you will have been bordering
he/she/it will have been bordering
we will have been bordering
you will have been bordering
they will have been bordering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bordering
you had been bordering
he/she/it had been bordering
we had been bordering
you had been bordering
they had been bordering
Conditional
I would border
you would border
he/she/it would border
we would border
you would border
they would border
Past Conditional
I would have bordered
you would have bordered
he/she/it would have bordered
we would have bordered
you would have bordered
they would have bordered

border

A horizontal scenic cloth or curtain masking lights and space above stage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.border - a line that indicates a boundaryborder - a line that indicates a boundary  
boundary, bounds, bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
circumference, circuit - the boundary line encompassing an area or object; "he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
fence line - a boundary line created by a fence
property line - the boundary line between two pieces of property
state boundary, state line - the boundary between two states
2.border - the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundaryborder - the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
lip - either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell
bound, boundary, edge - a line determining the limits of an area
3.border - the boundary of a surfaceborder - the boundary of a surface    
boundary, bounds, bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
brink - the edge of a steep place
limb - (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet
4.border - a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edgeborder - a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
edge - the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
picture frame - a framework in which a picture is mounted
5.border - a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a wide blue border"
edge - the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
selvage, selvedge - border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet
verge - a grass border along a road
Verb1.border - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
fringe - decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress"
gird, girdle - put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins"
cloister - surround with a cloister; "cloister the garden"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
hem in - surround in a restrictive manner; "The building was hemmed in by flowers"
cloister - surround with a cloister, as of a garden
2.border - form the boundary of; be contiguous to
skirt - form the edge of
verge - border on; come close to; "His behavior verges on the criminal"
shore - serve as a shore to; "The river was shored by trees"
hold in, enclose, confine - close in; darkness enclosed him"
border on, approach - come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
3.border - enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
4.border - provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
5.border - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
neighbor, neighbour - be located near or adjacent to; "Pakistan neighbors India"

border

noun
1. frontier, line, marches, limit, bounds, boundary, perimeter, borderline, borderland Clifford is enjoying life north of the border.
2. edge, lip, margin, skirt, verge, rim, hem, brim, flange pillowcases trimmed with a hand-crocheted border
3. flower bed, area, garden, bed, row, strip, plot, patch a lawn flanked by wide herbaceous borders
verb
1. adjoin, be situated alongside, join, touch, be attached to, be connected to, abut the European and Arab countries bordering the Mediterranean
2. edge, bound, decorate, trim, fringe, rim, hem white sand bordered by palm trees and tropical flowers
border on something come close to, approach, be like, resemble, be similar to, approximate, come near The atmosphere borders on the surreal.

border

noun
1. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary:
Chiefly Military: perimeter.
2. The line or area separating geopolitical units:
verb
1. To put or form a border on:
2. To be contiguous or next to:
phrasal verb
border on or upon
To come near, as in quality or amount:
Translations
حاشِيَةحاشية، نطاقحافّة، طَرَفحَدٌّحدود
hranicehraničithraničit skrajlem
grænsegrænse op tilkantbedbort
piirpiiritlemaraam
raja
granica
perbatasan
landamæriliggja aîblómabeîbrún, jaîar
境界
경계
ant riboskraštaspakraštysribaribinis
apmaleapšuvumsmalarobežarobežot
graniţă
mejarob
granica
gräns
เขตแดน
sınırsınırdaş olmakuzun çiçek tarhıbordürkenar
biên giới

border

[ˈbɔːdəʳ]
A. N
1. (= edge) (as decoration) → borde m, margen m; (as boundary) → límite m
2. (= frontier) → frontera f
the Borders (Brit) la frontera entre Inglaterra y Escocia
3. (Sew) → orilla f, cenefa f
4. (in garden) → arriate m, parterre m
B. VT
1. (= adjoin) → bordear, lindar con
it is bordered on the north bylinda al norte con ...
2. (Sew) → ribetear, orlar
C. CPD [area, ballad] → fronterizo; [guard] → de la frontera
border dispute Ndisputa f fronteriza
border incident Nincidente m fronterizo
border patrol N (US) → patrulla f de fronteras
border post Npuesto m fronterizo
border town Npueblo m fronterizo
border on border upon VI + PREP
1. [+ area, country] → lindar con, limitar con
2. (fig) (= come near to being) → rayar en
with a self-confidence bordering on arrogancecon una confianza en sí mismo que raya en la arrogancia

border

[ˈbɔːrr]
n
(= edging) → bordure f
(of flowers)bord m, platebande f
[a country] → frontière f
the Borders la région frontière entre l'Écosse et l'Angleterre
vt [+ river, road] → border; [+ country] → avoir une frontière commune avec
border on
vt fus
[+ country] → avoir une frontière commune avec
(= approach) [+ situation] → être voisin(e) de

border

n
(= edge, side: of woods, field, page) → Rand m
(= boundary, frontier)Grenze f; on the French borderan der französischen Grenze; on the borders of Francean der französischen Grenze; on the borders of France and Switzerlandan der Grenze zwischen Frankreich und der Schweiz, an der französisch-schweizerischen Grenze; the Borders (Brit Geog) das Grenzgebiet zwischen England und Schottland; north/south of the border (Brit) → in/nach Schottland/England
(in garden) → Rabatte f ? herbaceous border
(= edging, on dress) → Bordüre f; (of carpet)Einfassung f; (of picture, text)Umrahmung f, → Rahmen m; black border (on notepaper) → schwarzer Rand, Trauerrand m
vt
(= line edges of) road, pathsäumen; garden, estate etcbegrenzen; (on all sides) → umschließen
(land etc: = lie on edge of) → grenzen an (+acc)

border

:
border guard
nGrenzsoldat m
border incident
nGrenzzwischenfall m

border

:
borderland
n (lit)Grenzgebiet nt; (fig)Grenzbereich m
borderline
n
(between states, districts) → Grenzlinie f, → Grenze f
(fig, between categories, classes etc) → Grenze f; to be on the borderan der Grenze liegen, ein Grenzfall sein; his marks were on the border between a pass and a failer stand mit seinen Noten auf der Kippe
adj (fig) a border caseein Grenzfall m; it was a border pass/failer etc ist ganz knapp durchgekommen/durchgefallen; he/it is borderer/es ist ein Grenzfall; it’s too borderdas liegt zu sehr an der Grenze
border raid
nGrenzüberfall m
border state
nGrenzstaat m
border town
nGrenzstadt f

border

[ˈbɔːdəʳ]
1. n
a. (frontier) → confine m the Borders npl (Brit) zona al confine tra la Scozia e l'Inghilterra
b. (edge, as decoration) → bordo, orlatura, orlo; (as boundary) → margine m, limite m
c. (in garden) → aiuola (laterale)
2. vt (line, adjoin) → fiancheggiare, costeggiare
border on border upon vi + prepconfinare con (fig) (come close to being) → sfiorare, rasentare

border

(ˈboːdə) noun
1. the edge of a particular thing. the border of a picture/handkerchief.
2. the boundary of a country. They'll ask for your passport at the border.
3. a flower bed round the edge of a lawn etc. a flower border.
verb
(with on) to come near to or lie on the border of. Germany borders on France.
ˈborderline adjective
doubtful; on the border between one thing and another. He was a borderline case, so we gave him an additional exam to see if he would pass it.
noun
the border between one thing and another. He was on the borderline between passing and failing.

border

حاشِيَة hranice grænse Grenze σύνορο frontera raja frontière granica confine 境界 경계 grens grense granica fronteira граница gräns เขตแดน sınır biên giới 边界

bor·der

n. borde, margen; frontera.

border

n (edge, margin) borde m, margen m
References in classic literature ?
From one activity to another had Tom Swift gone, now constructing some important invention for himself, as among others, when he made the photo-telephone, or developed a great searchlight which he presented to the Government for use in detecting smugglers on the border.
The lady in black had once received a pair of prayer-beads of curious workmanship from Mexico, with very special indulgence attached to them, but she had never been able to ascertain whether the indulgence extended outside the Mexican border.
For many minutes the intricacy of the route admitted of no further dialogue; after which they emerged from the broad border of underbrush which grew along the line of the highway, and entered under the high but dark arches of the forest.
Then, at all events," continued he, still speaking with some energy,"pray cover it with a crimson curtain, broad enough to hang in folds, and with a golden border and tassels.
In my native town of Salem, at the head of what, half a century ago, in the days of old King Derby, was a bustling wharf -- but which is now burdened with decayed wooden warehouses, and exhibits few or no symptoms of commercial life; except, perhaps, a bark or brig, half-way down its melancholy length, discharging hides; or, nearer at hand, a Nova Scotia schooner, pitching out her cargo of firewood -- at the head, I say, of this dilapidated wharf, which the tide often overflows, and along which, at the base and in the rear of the row of buildings, the track of many languid years is seen in a border of unthrifty grass -- here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick.
They are like those little nooks of still water, which border a rapid stream, where we may see the straw and bubble riding quietly at anchor, or slowly revolving in their mimic harbor, undisturbed by the rush of the passing current.
At intervals, he ran close up to the revolving border of the confusion, and prying into the heart of it with his pike, sought to prick out the object of his resentment.
On its round border it bore the letters, REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR: QUITO.
In the middle of the court, a fountain threw high its silvery water, falling in a never-ceasing spray into a marble basin, fringed with a deep border of fragrant violets.
There are some intervals which border the strain of the wood thrush, to which I would migrate--wild lands where no settler has squatted; to which, methinks, I am already acclimated.
Known from the Canadian border to the deserts of Arizona, and from the eastern marches of the Great Plains to the foot-hills of the Sierra
One thinks Heidelberg by day--with its surroundings-- is the last possibility of the beautiful; but when he sees Heidelberg by night, a fallen Milky Way, with that glittering railway constellation pinned to the border, he requires time to consider upon the verdict.