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Definitions of border

  1. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; " Canada adjoins the U. S."; " England marches with Scotland"
  2. form the boundary of; be contiguous to
  3. a strip forming the outer edge of something; " the rug had a wide blue border"
  4. a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
  5. the boundary of a surface
  6. the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
  7. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; " The forest surrounds my property"
  8. enclose in or as if in a frame; " frame a picture"
  9. provide with a border or edge; " edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
  10. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.
  11. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.
  12. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish.
  13. A narrow flower bed.
  14. To approach; to come near to; to verge.
  15. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.
  16. 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.
  17. To confine within bounds; to limit.
  18. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; - with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
  19. The outer part or edge of anything; a margin; boundary; rim; brink; frontier; verge; a narrow flower bed usually along a path.
  20. To make a decorative margin about.
  21. To touch at the edge or boundary; with on or upon; to approach.
  22. The edge or margin of anything: the march or boundary of a country: a flower- bed in a garden.
  23. To approach: to be adjacent.
  24. To make or adorn with a border: to bound.
  25. An edge or margin; frontier; spot in which plants are set for ornament.
  26. To approach; to adjoin.
  27. To place a border to.
  28. To put a border on.
  29. To lie on the border; adjoin; approach; resemble; often with on or upon.
  30. A margin or edge; brink; verge; frontier.
  31. The edge of anything; margin; boundary; frontier; a flower- bed.
  32. To make or adorn with a border; to reach or be contiguous to.
  33. To be adjacent; to approach.
  34. The outer edge or part of anything; the surrounding line or limits of a large or small tract of land.
  35. To be near to; to reach to; to adjoin; to adorn with a border; to ornament; to limit.
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Usage examples for border

  1. This section of the building was off- limits to the other patients in the Institute, but Stanton, the star border, had free rein. – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
  2. And we've come- we've come to the border! – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. Let us go every evening, step by step, from one border of tall rosemaries to the next. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  4. Many and many a barrel of good brandy used to get across the border without paying duty. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  5. He crept over the border of stones, went close, and leaned down to measure the length of the fresh grave with his outstretched hands. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  6. Andrew knew the man, and knew that he could not have sprung across the flower border. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  7. I suppose we were border thieves once, like the Turnbulls and Pringles. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  8. Hohenlo too was appointed to protect the southern border, and was excluded from, all participation in the great expedition. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  9. When night came, they found themselves in the inn across the border where Douglas had parted from his companions, and then he remembered the letter which the servant had given him at " Highlands" just before he parted from the family. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  10. The thing's on the border, and I've struck places where they'd have made it gross; but the girl only brought out the mischief. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  11. At first the people about Fairnilee expected the English to cross the Border and march against them. – The Gold Of Fairnilee by Andrew Lang
  12. Some one wished to know if it was possible to recall the forces already at the border. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  13. In a few moments an answer sounded from the border of the village. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  14. And just upon the border land, Where flesh and spirit part, I knew the secret foot- fall was The beating of my heart. – Lundy's Lane and Other Poems by Duncan Campbell Scott
  15. He continued on until, seeing the trail made by the wagon when they had come in from the stream, he knew he was very near to the border of the valley. – Dick in the Desert by James Otis
  16. The Border was safely crossed, and Jock professed to notice at once a striking difference in air and landscape. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  17. Border there is none, but its lack is never felt, for the pictures are of such interest that the eye needs no barrier to keep it from wandering. – The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee
  18. The border of Pecos County could have had no greater lesson than this- Blome face- to- face with the Ranger. – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  19. But once across the Italian border, I was safe enough. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  20. There is still another shield immediately beyond the western border of the province but which is believed to be produced also in the Bontoc area. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
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