Definition for borders (2 of 2)
- 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)
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 borders
And Pakistan has a long history of using non-state actors to project power beyond its borders.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Along with amnesty, our borders were to be secured once and for all.
Ghanaian soccer player Michael Essien, who plays for AC Milan, has been the subject of what borders on fear mongering.
Its militants say explicitly they are out to erase the borders that Sykes-Picot established across most of the modern Middle East.
They declared triumphantly they would bulldoze other Western-imposed borders as well.
Those who live on the margin of great rivers, or the borders of the sea, will "do business on the great waters."Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Two low rocky ranges enter its borders from the south and run northward in a bare and unshaded mass toward the plain country.
The party were very much interested in examining the houses they saw on the borders of the stream.Four Young Explorers|Oliver Optic
There was a labourer working at a fence round a plantation, on the borders of the grounds.Wuthering Heights|Emily Bronte
The heavy products that grow on the borders of the rivers are to come down, while comparatively little in quantity goes up.Rollo on the Rhine|Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for borders (1 of 3)
- 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