What does border mean?

Definitions for border
ˈbɔr dərbor·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boundary line, border, borderline, delimitation, metenoun

    a line that indicates a boundary

  2. margin, border, perimeternoun

    the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

  3. edge, bordernoun

    the boundary of a surface

  4. molding, moulding, bordernoun

    a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

  5. borderverb

    a strip forming the outer edge of something

    "the rug had a wide blue border"

  6. surround, environ, ring, skirt, borderverb

    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

    "The forest surrounds my property"

  7. bound, borderverb

    form the boundary of; be contiguous to

  8. frame, frame in, borderverb

    enclose in or as if in a frame

    "frame a picture"

  9. border, edgeverb

    provide with a border or edge

    "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"

  10. border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt onverb

    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

    "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"

Wiktionary

  1. bordernoun

    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. bordernoun

    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. bordernoun

    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. bordernoun

    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. bordernoun

    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. borderverb

    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. borderverb

    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. Bordernoun

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

  2. Bordernoun

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

  3. Bordernoun

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

  4. Bordernoun

    a narrow flower bed

  5. Borderverb

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

  6. Borderverb

    to approach; to come near to; to verge

  7. Borderverb

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

  8. Borderverb

    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. Borderverb

    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.

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  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

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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. Albanian Energy Minister Damian Gjiknuri:

    The project is going forward with the same speed on both sides of the border ... The funding has been secured by both states so the project just needs the time to get completed.

  2. Marc Veasey:

    When you have a system that increases border security funding by about 300 percent and it only increases funding for immigration courts by 70 percent, you have a disaster.

  3. Vijay Gokhale:

    And the two leaders also underscored that in the meantime it is important to maintain peace and tranquility in all areas of the India-China border region.

  4. Doug Ducey:

    Everyone knows I am opposed to tariffs and deeply value Arizona's relationship with Mexico. I prioritize national security and a solution to our humanitarian crisis at the border above commerce.

  5. Van Gorder:

    About half the patients that are testing positive are indicating they've crossed the border within the previous week, the patients that cross the border appear to be sicker than the patients that we've normally been seeing.

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