What does border mean?

Definitions for border
ˈbɔr dərbor·der

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word border.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. border(Noun)

    The outer edge of something.

    a solid 1px border around a table

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

  2. border(Noun)

    A decorative strip around the edge of something.

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

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

  3. border(Noun)

    A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  6. border(Verb)

    To put a border on something.

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

  7. border(Verb)

    To lie on, or adjacent to a border.

    Denmark borders Germany to the south

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Border

    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

  1. border

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. border

    A term referring to the nature of the vegetation on the margin of a stream or lake, or to artificial works constructed along the banks.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. border

    In heraldry, coats of arms are frequently surrounded with a bordure, the object of which is to show that the bearer is a cadet of the house whose arms he carries. Its character often has reference to the profession of the bearer; thus a bordure embattled is granted to a soldier, and a bordure ermine to a lawyer.

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

How to pronounce border?

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How to say border in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of border in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of border in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of border in a Sentence

  1. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    We demand an unconditional peace, we demand a cease-fire, a withdrawal of all foreign troops, and closing of the border. ... We will find a compromise within the country.

  2. Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka:

    Greece has not been able to provide (border) protection, we have to put pressure on Turkey to fulfill its agreements with the EU. We have to insist that Greece, as far as it is in Schengen, meets its requirements.

  3. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere:

    We are offering security and protection to those people who are fleeing war and persecution, but that also means that those who are not seeking this protection will be turned away at the border.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    When the Democrat filibuster of the government funding bill ends, the serious, bipartisan negotiations that have been going on for months now to resolve our unfinished business -- military spending; disaster relief; healthcare; immigration and border security -- will continue, it would be my intention to resolve these issues as quickly as possible … Importantly, when I proceed to the immigration debate, it will have an amendment process that is fair to all sides. But the first step in any of this is re-opening the government and preventing any further delay.

  5. Jim Acosta:

    As you know, Mr. President, the caravan is not an invasion, it's a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the US --.

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