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. [1913 Webster]

Upon the borders of these solitudes. --Bentham. [1913 Webster]

In the borders of death. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district. [1913 Webster]

3. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish. [1913 Webster]

4. A narrow flower bed. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary; confine. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To approach; to come near to; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • BORDER — v. tr. Garnir sur le bord d’un ruban, d’un galon, d’un morceau d’étoffe, de toile, etc. Border un manteau, le border d’hermine. Border un chapeau d’un galon d’or. Border des souliers. Border des rideaux. Border un filet, Attacher une corde autour …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • BORDER — v. a. Garnir le bord d une étoffe, d un vêtement, d un meuble, etc., en y cousant un ruban, un galon, un morceau d étoffe, de toile, etc. Border un manteau, le border d hermine. Border un chapeau d un galon d or. Border des souliers. Border des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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  • border — 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • border on — {v. phr.} To be adjacent to; come close to; adjoin. * /Our village borders on the Mississippi River./ * /John s actions border on irresponsibility./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • border — In cartography, the area of a map or chart lying between the neatline and the surrounding framework …   Military dictionary

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