Definitions for: Border

[n] a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a wide blue border"
[n] a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
[n] the boundary of a surface
[n] a line that indicates a boundary
[n] the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
[v] lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
[v] extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
[v] enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"
[v] provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
[v] form the boundary of; be contiguous to

Webster (1913) Definition: Bor"der, n. [OE. bordure, F. bordure, fr. border to
border, fr. bord a border; of German origin; cf. MHG. borte
border, trimming, G. borte trimming, ribbon; akin to E. board
in sense 8. See Board, n., and cf. Bordure.]
1. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a
garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.

Upon the borders of these solitudes. --Bentham.

In the borders of death. --Barrow.

2. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part
of a country; a frontier district.

3. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of
something, as an ornament or finish.

4. A narrow flower bed.

Border land, land on the frontiers of two adjoining
countries; debatable land; -- often used figuratively; as,
the border land of science.

The Border, The Borders, specifically, the frontier
districts of Scotland and England which lie adjacent.

Over the border, across the boundary line or frontier.

Syn: Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary;

Bor"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bordered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Bordering.]
1. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or
adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on

2. To approach; to come near to; to verge.

Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be
branded as folly. --Abp.

Bor"der, v. t.
1. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for
ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.

2. To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched,
as by a border; to be, or to have, near the limits or
boundary; as, the region borders a forest, or is bordered
on the north by a forest.

The country is bordered by a broad tract called the
``hot region.'' --Prescott.

Shebah and Raamah . . . border the sea called the
Persian gulf. --Sir W.

3. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Obs.]

That nature, which contemns its origin, Can not be
bordered certain in itself. --Shak.

Synonyms: abut, adjoin, borderline, bound, boundary line, butt, butt against, butt on, delimitation, edge, edge, edge, frame, frame in, march, margin, molding, moulding, perimeter, skirt, surround

See Also: approach, border on, bound, bound, boundary, boundary, bounds, brink, confine, contact, edge, edge, edging, enclose, enclose, fence line, fringe, furnish, gird, girdle, hem in, hold in, inclose, limb, margin, meet, neighbor, neighbour, picture frame, property line, provide, render, selvage, selvedge, shore, shut in, skirt, state boundary, state line, supply, touch, verge, verge

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