- The definition of a border is an edge or dividing line.
- An example of a border is the outside edges of a garden bed.
- An example of a border is a mat cut for a 5x7 photo to fit inside an 8x10 frame.
- An example of a border is Antler, North Dakota between the US and Canada.
A border of poinsettias in a garden.
border definition by Webster's New World
- an edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
- a dividing line between two countries, states, etc. or the land along it; frontier
- a narrow strip, often ornamental, along an edge; fringe; edging
- an ornamental strip of flowers or shrubs along the edge of a garden, walk, etc.
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French bordure ; from border, to border ; from Frankish an unverified form bord, margin: see board
- to provide with a border
- to extend along the edge of; bound
border definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A part that forms the outer edge of something.
- A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
- A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
- The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
- To put a border on.
- To lie along or adjacent to the border of: Canada borders the United States.
- To lie adjacent to another: The United States borders on Canada.
- To be almost like another in character: an act that borders on heroism.
Origin: Middle English bordure, from Old French bordeure, from border, to border, from bort, border, of Germanic origin.
- borˈder·er noun
border - Phrases/Idioms
border onor border upon
- to be next to or adjoining
- to be like; almost be his grief borders on madness