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border

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noun bor·der \ˈbȯr-dər\

Definition of border

  1. 1 :  an outer part or edge

  2. 2 :  an ornamental design at the edge of a fabric or rug

  3. 3 :  a narrow bed of planted ground along the edge of a lawn or walk

  4. 4 :  boundary <crossed the border into Italy>

  5. 5 :  a plain or decorative margin around printed matter

bor·dered play \-dərd\ adjective


Examples of border

  1. the border between Poland and Slovenia

  2. He grew up in Malaysia, near the Indonesian border.

  3. They live just beyond the western border of the park.

  4. the border of the Sahara

  5. The quilt is quite plain except for its colorful border.

  6. a broad red border on each plate

  7. He planted pansies in the border.



Origin of border

Middle English bordure, from Anglo-French, from border to border, from Old French bort border, of Germanic origin; probably akin to Old English bord board


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with border


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border

verb bor·der

Definition of border

bor·deredbor·der·ing play \ˈbȯr-d(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put a border on

  3. 2 :  to touch at the edge or boundary :  bound <borders the city on the south>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to lie on the border <the United States borders on Canada>

  6. 2 :  to approach the nature of a specified thing :  verge <borders on the ridiculous>

bor·der·er play \-dər-ər\ noun


Examples of border

  1. Their property borders the park.

  2. Tall trees border the avenue.

  3. Two rivers border the city.



14th Century

First Known Use of border

14th century



BORDER Defined for Kids

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border

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noun bor·der \ˈbȯr-dər\

Definition of border

  1. 1 :  a boundary especially of a country or state

  2. 2 :  the outer edge of something <the border of the woods>

  3. 3 :  a decorative strip on or near the edge of something




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border

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verb bor·der

Definition of border

bor·deredbor·der·ing

  1. 1 :  to put a border on <Border the garden with flowers.>

  2. 2 :  to be close or next to <The United States borders on Canada.>




Medical Dictionary

border

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noun bor·der \ˈbȯrd-ər\

Medical Definition of border

  1. :  an outer part or edge—see brush border





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