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Border meaning

border - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.
  2. 2. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.
  3. 3. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish.
  4. 4. A narrow flower bed.
  5. 5. To approach; to come near to; to verge.
  6. 6. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. To confine within bounds; to limit.
  9. 9. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; - with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
  10. 10. An edge or margin; frontier; spot in which plants are set for ornament.
  11. 11. To approach; to adjoin.
  12. 12. To place a border to.

border - examples of usage

  1. Following the upper border of this the hand reaches the crown of the head with the ears, and still further the eyes, or even, in a small calf, the nose. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The effect was so singular and pretty that I had haunted this road for days for the pleasure of seeing that flower border made by nature. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. " I suppose, laddie," said Phineas, " it's good to feel that smiling eyes and hearty hands will greet us when we too pass over the Border. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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