border

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

Border \Bor"der\, verb (used with an object)

1. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.

2. To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched, as by a border; to be, or to have, near the limits or boundary; as, the region borders a forest, or is bordered on the north by a forest.

The country is bordered by a broad tract called the "hot region." --Prescott.

Shebah and Raamah . . . border the sea called the Persian gulf. --Sir W. Raleigh.

3. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Obs.]

That nature, which contemns its origin, Can not be bordered certain in itself. --Shak.

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

Border \Bor"der\, noun [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}, noun, and cf. {Bordure}.]

1. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.

Upon the borders of these solitudes. --Bentham.

In the borders of death. --Barrow.

2. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.

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

4. A narrow flower bed.

{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.

Syn: Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary; confine.

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

Border \Bor"der\, verb (used without an object) [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.

2. To approach; to come near to; to verge.

Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly. --Abp. Tillotson.

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

border

noun

1: a line that indicates a boundary [syn: {boundary line}, {border}, {borderline}, {delimitation}, {mete}]

2: the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary [syn: {margin}, {border}, {perimeter}]

3: the boundary of a surface [syn: {edge}, {border}]

4: a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge [syn: {molding}, {moulding}, {border}]

5: a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a wide blue border"

verb

1: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property" [syn: {surround}, {environ}, {ring}, {skirt}, {border}]

2: form the boundary of; be contiguous to [syn: {bound}, {border}]

3: enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture" [syn: {frame}, {frame in}, {border}]

4: provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery" [syn: {border}, {edge}]

5: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn: {border}, {adjoin}, {edge}, {abut}, {march}, {butt}, {butt against}, {butt on}]


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