see also: Border
  • (Australia) IPA: /ˈbɔədə/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɔːdə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbɔɹdəɹ/

border (plural borders)

  1. The outer edge of something.
    the borders of the garden
    • upon the borders of these solitudes
    • in the borders of death
  2. A decorative strip around the edge of something.
    There's a nice frilly border around the picture frame.
    a solid border around a table of figures
  3. A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.
  4. The line or frontier area separating political or geographical regions.
    • 2013, Nicholas Watt and Nick Hopkins, Afghanistan bomb: UK to 'look carefully' at use of vehicles ↗(in The Guardian, 1 May 2013)
      The Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday the men had been killed on Tuesday in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, on the border of Kandahar just north of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.
    • 23 June 2018, Mattha Busb, The Independent, Jogger crosses US-Canada border by mistake, is held for two weeks in detention centre
      A French tourist who accidentally crossed the border into the US from Canada during an evening jog was sent to a detention centre 125 miles away and held for two weeks until she was released.
    The border between Canada and USA is the longest in the world.
  5. (British) Short form of border morris or border dancing; a vigorous style of traditional English dance originating from villages along the border between England and Wales, performed by a team of dancers usually with their faces disguised with black makeup.
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border (borders, present participle bordering; past and past participle bordered)

  1. (transitive) To put a border on something.
  2. (transitive) To form a border around; to bound.
  3. (transitive) To lie on, or adjacent to, a border of.
    Denmark borders Germany to the south.
  4. (intransitive) To touch at a border (with on, upon, or with).
    Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
  5. (intransitive) To approach; to come near to; to verge (with on or upon).
    • Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly.
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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