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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
1. To lie along or adjacent to the border of: Canada borders the United States.
2. To put a border on.
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.
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(Sociology) a person who lives in a border area, esp the border between England and Scotland
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Noun1.borderer - an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England)
England - a division of the United Kingdom
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
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nGrenzbewohner(in) m(f); (Brit) Bewohner des Grenzgebiets zwischen England und Schottland
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References in classic literature ?
The neighborhood of Spanish and British territories, bordering on some States and not on others, naturally confines the causes of quarrel more immediately to the borderers. The bordering States, if any, will be those who, under the impulse of sudden irritation, and a quick sense of apparent interest or injury, will be most likely, by direct violence, to excite war with these nations; and nothing can so effectually obviate that danger as a national government, whose wisdom and prudence will not be diminished by the passions which actuate the parties immediately interested.
First, therefore, let nations that pretend to greatness have this; that they be sensible of wrongs, either upon borderers, merchants, or politic ministers; and that they sit not too long upon a provocation.
Gilpin, in his account of the forest borderers of England, says that "the encroachments of trespassers, and the houses and fences thus raised on the borders of the forest," were "considered as great nuisances by the old forest law, and were severely punished under the name of purprestures, as tending ad terrorem ferarum -- ad nocumentum forestae, etc.," to the frightening of the game and the detriment of the forest.
The resemblance between the American borderer and his European prototype is singular, though not always uniform.
John Sheran's team overcame Berwick Rangers 7-0 on aggregate, which means the Borderers drop into the Lowland League.
Sergeant Bill Speakman, who died last summer, was attached to the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1951, when his act of bravery took place as Chinese artillery pounded positions held by the regiment and then sent in a "human wave" of infantry.
Arthur grew up in Glasgow and joined the Kings Own Scottish Borderers in 1917.
Scotsman Bill - who served with the Black Watch, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, the King's Own Scottish Borderers and the SAS - was known as the Beer Bottle VC after chucking bottles at the advancing enemy when he ran out of grenades in 1951.
Rank: Private Regiment: South Wales Borderers Age: 20 Date of Death: 10-11-1917 Buried at: Tyne Cot Memorial Thomas Finlay Son of the late Thomas and Catherine Finlay; Husband of Edith Finlay (nee Rowlands), of 69, Forrest Road.
Rodney Ashwood's new account, Duty Nobly Done - The South Wales Borderers at Gallipoli 1915, recounts how the Welsh were among the last soldiers to leave the Turkish peninsula during the final evacuation of the campaign in January 1916.
Berwick Rangers in action during their Scottish Cup match against Spartans, which the Borderers won to earn a quarter-final clash at Championship Hibernian.
The two men, from the 1st Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers, were fatally wounded when an IRA gang opened fire as soldiers manned the checkpoint at an isolated junction.