Border meaning

bôrdər
A part that forms the outer edge of something.
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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.

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A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
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The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
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To put a border on.
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To be almost like another in character.

An act that borders on heroism.

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A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
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To lie along or adjacent to the border of.

Canada borders the United States.

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To lie adjacent to another.

The United States borders on Canada.

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An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side.
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A dividing line between two countries, states, etc. or the land along it; frontier.
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A narrow strip, often ornamental, along an edge; fringe; edging.
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An ornamental strip of flowers or shrubs along the edge of a garden, walk, etc.
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To provide with a border.
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To extend along the edge of; bound.
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Of, forming, or near a border.
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The outer edge of something.

The borders of the garden.

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A decorative strip around the edge of something.

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

A solid border around a table of figures.

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A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.
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The border between Canada and USA is the longest in the world.

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(UK) 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.
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To put a border on something.
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To lie on, or adjacent to a border.

Denmark borders Germany to the south.

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(intransitive) To approach; to come near to; to verge.
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(intransitive) To touch at a border (with on or upon).

Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.

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border on
  • To be next to or adjoining.
  • To be like; almost be.
    His grief borders on madness.
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the Borders
  • The area surrounding the boundary between Scotland and England.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Borders

Origin of border

  • 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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary