boundary line, border, borderline, delimitation, mete(noun)
a line that indicates a boundary
margin, border, perimeter(noun)
the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
the boundary of a surface
molding, moulding, border(noun)
a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
a strip forming the outer edge of something
"the rug had a wide blue border"
surround, environ, ring, skirt, border(verb)
extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
"The forest surrounds my property"
form the boundary of; be contiguous to
frame, frame in, border(verb)
enclose in or as if in a frame
"frame a picture"
provide with a border or edge
"edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on(verb)
lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
"Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
The outer edge of something.
a solid 1px border around a table
A decorative strip around the edge of something.
There's a nice frilly border around the picture frame.
A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.
The line or frontier area separating political or geographical regions.
The border between Canada and USA is the longest in the world.
Short form of border morris or border dancing; a vigorous style of traditional English dance originating from villages along the border between England and Wales, performed by a team of dancers usually with their faces disguised with black makeup.
To put a border on something.
To lie on, or adjacent to a border.
Denmark borders Germany to the south
Origin: bordure, from bordure, bordeure, from border, from bort, bord, of origin akin to borte, Borte. More at board.
the outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink
a boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district
a strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish
a narrow flower bed
to touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts
to approach; to come near to; to verge
to make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden
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
to confine within bounds; to limit
Borders define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions, such as governments, sovereign states, federated states and other subnational entities. Some borders—such as a state's internal administrative borders, or inter-state borders within the Schengen Area—are open and completely unguarded. Other borders are partially or fully controlled, and may be crossed legally only at designated border checkpoints and border zones may be controlled. Some, mostly contentious, borders may even foster the setting up of buffer zones.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bord′ėr, n. the edge or margin of anything: the march or boundary of a country, esp. that between England and Scotland: a flower-bed in a garden: a piece of ornamental edging or trimming round a garment, &c.—v.i. to resemble (with on): to be adjacent (with upon, with).—v.t. to make or adorn with a border: to bound.—ns. Bord′erer, one who dwells on the border of a country; Bord′er-land.—adj. Bord′erless. [O. Fr. bordure; from root of Board.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In cartography, the area of a map or chart lying between the neatline and the surrounding framework.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'border' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2557
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'border' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3890
Rank popularity for the word 'border' in Nouns Frequency: #895
The numerical value of border in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of border in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Death is passage, border : I would not have Passport for it ! (La mort n'est qu'un passage, frontière. J'aimerais n'avoir pas de passeport)
“I emphatically do not assert the general ‘truth’ of this philosophy of punctuational change. Any attempt to support the exclusive validity of such a grandiose notion would border on the nonsensical.”
I appreciate that Border Patrol is doing Border Patrol and I think Border Patrol would be Border Patrol. I think your best option is to go with the military. … That’s why they joined the service. They want to secure America.
I am sailing out along parallel 32.5 to stress that this is the Libyan border. This is the line of death where we shall stand and fight with our backs to the wall. (On planning confrontation with US Sixth Fleet in Mediterranean)
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Translations for border
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- حدود, حدArabic
- hüdud, sərhədAzerbaijani
- мяжа, граніцаBelarusian
- край, гранича, ръб, границаBulgarian
- ས་མཚམསTibetan Standard
- orla, vora, vorejar, sanefa, fronteraCatalan, Valencian
- olemovat, hraničit, okraj, lem, záhon, hranice, ohraničit, ohraničovatCzech
- grænse, begrænseDanish
- Grenze, begrenzen, Streifen, Rand, Gemerke, angrenzen, Beet, säumenGerman
- σύνορα, παρτέρι, περίγυροςGreek
- cenefa, orla, parterre, frontera, bordeSpanish
- raam, piiritlema, piirEstonian
- مرز, سرحد, حاشیه, حدPersian
- reunus, koristereunus, reuna, rajata, rajoittaa, rajautua, rajoittua, kukkapenkki, raja, boordiFinnish
- border, bordure, bord, frontièreFrench
- iomall, oirScottish Gaelic
- גבול, גְּבוּלHebrew
- सीमा, सरहदHindi
- սահման, եզրArmenian
- confine, orlo, frontieraItalian
- 地境, 国境, 境界Japanese
- шекара, шекKazakh
- ជាយដែន, ព្រំដែនKhmer
- sînor, tixûbKurdish
- чек, чек ара, чет, бордюрKyrgyz
- ограничува, ограничи, граница, раб, граничиMacedonian
- хил хязгаарMongolian
- grens, border, grenzen aan, rand, begrenzenDutch
- grenseNorwegian Nynorsk
- ytterkant, kant, rand, bordNorwegian
- granica, graniczyćPolish
- borda, margem, orla, fronteiraPortuguese
- graniță, frontieră, margină, bordurăRomanian
- рубеж, кайма, межа, ограничивать, граница, кромка, граничить, бордюр, кордон, фриз, край, ограничитьRussian
- graničnik, granica, границаSerbo-Croatian
- අද්දරSinhala, Sinhalese
- ҳудуд, сарҳадTajik
- serhet, araçäk, çet, çäkTurkmen
- hudut, sınır, sınırlamak, süs, sınırdaş olmak, kenarTurkish
- чик, чикләреTatar
- границя, кордонUkrainian
- سيما, سرحدUrdu
- chegara, hududUzbek
- biên giớiVietnamese
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