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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Boundary \Bound"a*ry\, noun; pl. {Boundaries} [From {Bound} a limit; cf. LL. bonnarium piece of land with fixed limits.] That which indicates or fixes a limit or extent, or marks a bound, as of a territory; a bounding or separating line; a real or imaginary limit.

But still his native country lies Beyond the boundaries of the skies. --N. Cotton.

That bright and tranquil stream, the boundary of Louth and Meath. --Macaulay.

Sensation and reflection are the boundaries of our thoughts. --Locke.

Syn: Limit; bound; border; term; termination; barrier; verge; confines; precinct.

Usage: {Bound}, {Boundary}. Boundary, in its original and strictest sense, is a visible object or mark indicating a limit. Bound is the limit itself. But in ordinary usage the two words are made interchangeable.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

boundary

noun

1: the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something [syn: {boundary}, {bound}, {bounds}]

2: a line determining the limits of an area [syn: {boundary}, {edge}, {bound}]

3: the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability" [syn: {limit}, {bound}, {boundary}]


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