- the border between the U.S. and Mexico, especially along the Rio Grande.
- (in the British Isles) the region along the boundary between England and Scotland.
- 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.
- border light.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby border
Origin of border
OTHER WORDS FROM borderbor·dered, adjectivebor·der·less, adjectivetrans·bor·der, adjectiveun·bor·dered, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH borderboarder border
Examples from the Web for borderless
The powerful images served as a heart-wrenching reminder of borderless humanity and the reach of social media.
Is writing simply a borderless act or can we ascribe a closed-circuit origin to it?
The simplistic explanation, that the battlefield is a borderless region, is disingenuous.
The official English marks generally were incuse or stamped in relief with the cypher and crown within a borderless oval.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology|Ivor Noel Hume
Mary opened the door, and her lantern made a golden room of light within the borderless shadow.Christmas|Zona Gale
Her pale face framed in a borderless cap was more wrinkled than a withered russet apple.Madame Bovary|Gustave Flaubert
That very first evening my friends plunged into a borderless sea of reminiscences and personal news.The Country of the Pointed Firs|Sarah Orne Jewett
British Dictionary definitions for borderless (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for borderless (2 of 4)
- 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
- 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