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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.


(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


nGrenzbewohner(in) m(f); (Brit) Bewohner des Grenzgebiets zwischen England und Schottland
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.
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.
The resemblance between the American borderer and his European prototype is singular, though not always uniform.
I AGREE with W St Clair (Feedback, June 26) that the South Wales Borderers were not mentioned in your article on the presentation of the Colours to the Regiment of Wales.
Troops from the Royal Scots Borderers 1 SCOTS served in Malawi, Kenya, Cyprus, Jordan, Sierra Leone and Bosnia in the last year.
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.
Private Anthony Victor O'Neill was a Kitchener volunteer serving with the 1/ South Wales Borderers.
Barlow (English, New York City College of Technology) charts the development of the concept and value of American individualism from it roots in the English Enlightenment, to its manifestation among the Scots-Irish Appalachian Borderers, and present-day expressions such as the Tea Party movement.
A HERO of Helmand gives some girls a cheeky grin as the Royal Scots Borderers head home.
I recall during its unveiling a party of the South Wales Borderers being present but none from other regiments.