- to be next to or adjoining
- to be like; almost be
his grief borders on madness
- the area surrounding the boundary between Scotland and England
Other Word Forms of Border
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Border
- border on
- the Borders
Origin of Border
Middle English bordure, from Old French bordure, bordeure, from border (“to border”), from bort, bord (“a border”), of Germanic origin akin to Middle High German borte (“border, trim”), German Borte (“ribbon, trimming”). More at board.
Middle English bordure from Old French bordeure from border to border from bort border of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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