the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary.
the line, limit, or delimiting geographic feature that separates one country, state, province, etc., from another: You cannot cross the border without a visa.The largest lake within the borders of Canada is Great Bear Lake.
the district or region that lies along the boundary line of another.
the frontier of civilization.
the border between the United States and Mexico, especially along the Rio Grande.
(in the British Isles) the region along the boundary between England and Scotland.
an ornamental strip or design around the edge of a printed page, a drawing, etc.
an ornamental design or piece of ornamental trimming around the edge of a fabric, rug, garment, article of furniture, etc.
a long, narrow bed planted with flowers, shrubs, or trees.
a strip of ground in which plants are grown, enclosing an area in a garden or running along the edge of a walk or driveway.
the plants growing in such a strip: a border of tulips along the path.
a narrow curtain or strip of painted canvas hung above the stage, masking the flies and lighting units, and forming the top of the stage set.
to make a border around; adorn with a border.
to form a border or boundary to.
to form or constitute a border; be next to: California borders on the Pacific Ocean.
to approach closely in character; verge: The situation borders on tragedy.
- bor·dered, adjective
- bor·der·less, adjective
- trans·bor·der, adjective
- un·bor·dered, adjective
- boarder, border
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How to use border in a sentence
KPBS also reports that federal officials have proposed spending up to $300 million on pollution control projects at the border, but it remains unclear when those projects will begin.
Similar tests have been carried out by other research groups, usually using border collies.Is your dog actually smart? Depends on its memory. | By Jan Hoole/The Conversation | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
Decades of exposure to the elements have left the yellow letters faded and rusting, with holes pockmarking the borders.Domino Sugar is replacing its massive neon landmark in Baltimore — and hopes no one will notice a difference | Colin Campbell | February 7, 2021 | Washington Post
A border agent inspected the passports, immediately noticed the different surnames, and asked how Jordan could prove she was the mother.If you’re a solo parent traveling internationally with your kids, be ready for this question | Gina Rich | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
This follows the company’s CEO and founder Henry Blodget’s ambitions to grow the publication’s reach beyond the business borders to a broader population.Media Briefing: Media companies’ DE&I follow-throughs fall short | Tim Peterson | February 4, 2021 | Digiday
From there we took the train to Nice, France, but the French border control caught us and sent us back to Italy.
Shrubs and small trees dot a parched landscape along the road from Turbat to the border.
A few weeks later, the militants carried out a series of raids on border posts, killing five Iranian policemen.
Saleem believes that the strike came from a nearby airbase across the Iranian border.
Maula Bux himself was killed in 2006, after being lured across the border by Iranian forces on the pretext of a drug deal.
A border feud at Reedsquair, between the English and Scottish marchmen, in which the former were completely beaten.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
A few minutes, and he would perhaps have slipped across the border—when something startled him into sudden life again.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
For the cry is gone round about the border of Moab: the howling thereof unto Gallim, and unto the well of Elim the cry thereof.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
He was one of the most daring, brave and intrepid officers of the army, and his adventures almost border on romance.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The Allegheny Mountains border Virginia along the west and numerous high, narrow ridges are found here.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
British Dictionary definitions for border (1 of 3)
a band or margin around or along the edge of something
the dividing line or frontier between political or geographic regions
a region straddling such a boundary
(as modifier): border country
a design or ornamental strip around the edge or rim of something, such as a printed page or dinner plate
(as modifier): a border illustration
a long narrow strip of ground planted with flowers, shrubs, trees, etc, that skirts a path or wall or surrounds a lawn or other area: a herbaceous border
(tr) to decorate or provide with a border
(when intr , foll by on or upon)
to be adjacent (to); lie along the boundary (of): his land borders on mine
to be nearly the same (as); verge (on): his stupidity borders on madness
British Dictionary definitions for Border (2 of 3)
(often plural) the area straddling the border between England and Scotland
the area straddling the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
the region in S South Africa around East London
British Dictionary definitions for Border (3 of 3)
Allan (Robert). born 1955, Australian cricketer; played in 156 test matches (1978–1994), 93 as captain; first Australian batsman to score 10,000 test runs
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