Definitions for borderˈbɔr dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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, the border between the U.S. and Mexico, esp. along the Rio Grande. (in the British Isles) the region along the boundary between England and Scotland.

    Category: Geography (places)

  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.

    Category: Botany

  8. (v.t.)to make a border around; adorn with a border.

  9. to form a border or boundary to.

  10. to lie on the border of.

  11. (v.i.)to form or constitute a border; abut.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. to approach closely in character; verge.

* Syn: See boundary.

Origin of border:

1325–75; ME bordure < AF, OF, der. of border to border, der. of bord ship's side, edge < Gmc; see board

bor′der•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boundary line, border, borderline, delimitation, mete(noun)

    a line that indicates a boundary

  2. margin, border, perimeter(noun)

    the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

  3. edge, border(noun)

    the boundary of a surface

  4. molding, moulding, border(noun)

    a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

  5. border(verb)

    a strip forming the outer edge of something

    "the rug had a wide blue border"

  6. surround, environ, ring, skirt, border(verb)

    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

    "The forest surrounds my property"

  7. bound, border(verb)

    form the boundary of; be contiguous to

  8. frame, frame in, border(verb)

    enclose in or as if in a frame

    "frame a picture"

  9. border, edge(verb)

    provide with a border or edge

    "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"

  10. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. border(noun)ˈɔrdɚ

    the boundary between countries

    on the border between France and Spain; the U.S. border with Mexico; to cross the border; border guards

  2. borderˈɔrdɚ

    a decorated edge

    to add a border to your document pages

  3. border(verb)ˈɔrdɚ

    to be next to

    where Texas borders Louisiana

  4. borderˈɔrdɚ

    to form a line along the edge

    a field bordered by oak trees

Wiktionary

  1. border(Noun)

    The outer edge of something.

    a solid 1px border around a table

  2. border(Noun)

    A decorative strip around the edge of something.

    There's a nice frilly border around the picture frame.

  3. border(Noun)

    A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.

  4. border(Noun)

    The line or frontier area separating political or geographical regions.

    The border between Canada and USA is the longest in the world.

  5. border(Noun)

    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.

  6. border(Verb)

    To put a border on something.

  7. border(Verb)

    To lie on, or adjacent to a border.

    Denmark borders Germany to the south

  8. Origin: bordure, from bordure, bordeure, from border, from bort, bord, of origin akin to borte, Borte. More at board.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Border(noun)

    the outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink

  2. Border(noun)

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

  3. Border(noun)

    a strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish

  4. Border(noun)

    a narrow flower bed

  5. Border(verb)

    to touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts

  6. Border(verb)

    to approach; to come near to; to verge

  7. Border(verb)

    to make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden

  8. Border(verb)

    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

  9. Border(verb)

    to confine within bounds; to limit

Freebase

  1. Border

    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.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. border

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

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'border' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2557

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'border' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3890

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'border' in Nouns Frequency: #895


Translations for border

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

border(noun)

the edge of a particular thing

the border of a picture/handkerchief.

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