borderland


bor·der·land

noun \ˈbr-dər-ˌland\

: the land on either side of a border between countries

: an unclear state or condition that is between two things and is like each of them in some ways

Full Definition of BORDERLAND

1
a :  territory at or near a border
b :  fringe 3a <lives on the borderland of society>
2
:  a vague intermediate state or region <the borderland between fantasy and reality>

Examples of BORDERLAND

  1. in the borderland between sleeping and waking
  2. He describes adolescence as the tumultuous borderlands between childhood and adulthood.

First Known Use of BORDERLAND

1811

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