Definitions for borderˈbɔr dər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word border
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary.
the line that separates one country, state, province, etc., from another; frontier line.
the district or region that lies along the boundary line of another.
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)
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.
a long, narrow bed of plantings, as along a pathway.
(v.t.)to make a border around; adorn with a border.
to form a border or boundary to.
to lie on the border of.
(v.i.)to form or constitute a border; abut.
Category: Common Vocabulary
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
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the boundary between countries
on the border between France and Spain; the U.S. border with Mexico; to cross the border; border guards
a decorated edge
to add a border to your document pages
to be next to
where Texas borders Louisiana
to form a line along the edge
a field bordered by oak trees
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.
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
Translations for border
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the edge of a particular thing
the border of a picture/handkerchief.
- حافّة، طَرَفArabic
- ръб, крайBulgarian
- orlaPortuguese (BR)
- der RandGerman
- kant; bortDanish
- άκρη, γύρος, μπορντούραGreek
- کناره؛ حاشیهFarsi
- שָׂפָה, שוּלָיִיםHebrew
- brún, jaðarIcelandic
- contorno, margineItalian
- mala; apmale; apšuvumsLatvian
- kant; bordNorwegian
- brzeg, skrajPolish
- کناره؛ حاشیهPersian
- حاشیه، سرحد، کنارPashto
- край; кромкаRussian
- kant, randSwedish
- kenar, bordürTurkish
- 邊Chinese (Trad.)
- край, межаUkrainian
- کنارہ ، حاشیہUrdu
- đường viềnVietnamese
- 边Chinese (Simp.)
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