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Border definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BORD'ER, n. The outer edge of any thing; the extreme part or surrounding line; the confine or exterior limit of a country, or of any region or tract of land; the exterior part or edge of a garment, or of the corol of plants; the rim or brim of a vessel, but not often applied to vessels; the exterior part of a garden, and hence a bank raised at the side of a garden, for the cultivation of flowers, and a row of plants; in short, the outer part or edge of things too numerous to be specified.
BORD'ER, v.i. To confine; to touch at the edge, side or end; to be contiguous or adjacent; with on or upon; as, Connecticut on the north borders on or upon Massachusetts.
1. To approach near to.
Wit, which borders upon profaneness, deserves to be branded as folly.
BORD'ER, v.t. To make a border; to adorn with a border of ornaments; as, to border a garment or a garden.
1. To reach to; to touch at the edge or end; to confine upon; to be contiguous to.
Sheba and Raamah border the Persian gulf.
2. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a line that indicates a boundary [syn: boundary line, border, borderline, delimitation, mete]
2: the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary [syn: margin, border, perimeter]
3: the boundary of a surface [syn: edge, border]
4: a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge [syn: molding, moulding, border]
5: a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a wide blue border" v
1: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property" [syn: surround, environ, ring, skirt, border]
2: form the boundary of; be contiguous to [syn: bound, border]
3: enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture" [syn: frame, frame in, border]
4: provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery" [syn: border, edge]
5: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn: border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English bordure, from Anglo-French, from border to border, from Old French bort border, of Germanic origin; probably akin to Old English bord board Date: 14th century 1. an outer part or edge 2. an ornamental design at the edge of a fabric or rug 3. a narrow bed of planted ground along the edge of a garden or walk <a border of tulips> 4. boundary <crossed the border into Italy> 5. a plain or decorative margin around printed matter bordered adjective II. verb (bordered; bordering) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to put a border on 2. to touch at the edge or boundary ; bound <borders the city on the south> intransitive verb 1. to lie on the border <the United States borders on Canada> 2. to approach the nature of a specified thing ; verge <borders on the ridiculous> borderer noun

U.S. Military Dictionary

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 the edge or boundary of anything, or the part near it. 2 a the line separating two political or geographical areas, esp. countries. b the district on each side of this. c (the Border) a particular boundary and its adjoining districts, esp. between Scotland and England (usu. the Borders), or N. Ireland and the Irish Republic. 3 a distinct edging round anything, esp. for strength or decoration. 4 a long narrow bed of flowers or shrubs in a garden (herbaceous border). --v. 1 tr. be a border to. 2 tr. provide with a border. 3 intr. (usu. foll. by on, upon) a adjoin; come close to being. b approximate, resemble. Phrases and idioms: Border collie a common working sheepdog of the North Country. Border terrier 1 a small terrier of a breed with rough hair. 2 this breed. Etymology: ME f. OF bordure: cf. BOARD

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Border Bor"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bordered; p. pr. & vb. n. Bordering.] 1. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts. 2. To approach; to come near to; to verge. Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly. --Abp. Tillotson.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Border Bor"der, v. t. 1. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden. 2. 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. The country is bordered by a broad tract called the ``hot region.'' --Prescott. Shebah and Raamah . . . border the sea called the Persian gulf. --Sir W. Raleigh. 3. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Obs.] That nature, which contemns its origin, Can not be bordered certain in itself. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Border Bor"der, n. [OE. bordure, F. bordure, fr. border to border, fr. bord a border; of German origin; cf. MHG. borte border, trimming, G. borte trimming, ribbon; akin to E. board in sense 8. See Board, n., and cf. Bordure.] 1. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink. Upon the borders of these solitudes. --Bentham. In the borders of death. --Barrow. 2. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district. 3. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish. 4. A narrow flower bed. Border land, land on the frontiers of two adjoining countries; debatable land; -- often used figuratively; as, the border land of science. The Border, The Borders, specifically, the frontier districts of Scotland and England which lie adjacent. Over the border, across the boundary line or frontier. Syn: Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary; confine.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(borders, bordering, bordered) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. The border between two countries or regions is the dividing line between them. Sometimes the border also refers to the land close to this line. They fled across the border. ...the isolated jungle area near the Panamanian border... Clifford is enjoying life north of the border. ...the Mexican border town of Tijuana... = frontier N-COUNT 2. A country that borders another country, a sea, or a river is next to it. ...the European and Arab countries bordering the Mediterranean. VERB: V n Border on means the same as border. Both republics border on the Black Sea. PHRASAL VERB: V P n 3. A border is a strip or band around the edge of something. ...pillowcases trimmed with a hand-crocheted border. N-COUNT 4. In a garden, a border is a long strip of ground along the edge planted with flowers. ...a lawn flanked by wide herbaceous borders. ...border plants. N-COUNT 5. If something is bordered by another thing, the other thing forms a line along the edge of it. ...the mile of white sand beach bordered by palm trees and tropical flowers... Caesar marched north into the forests that border the Danube River. = flank VERB: V-ed, V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Edge, rim, brim, verge, brink, margin, marge, skirt. 2. Limit, boundary, confine, frontier, march. II. v. a. Put a border upon, adorn with a border, make a border for.

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