borderland

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noun bor·der·land \ˈbȯr-dər-ˌland\

Definition of borderland

  1. 1a :  territory at or near a borderb :  fringe 3a lives on the borderland of society

  2. 2 :  a vague intermediate state or region the borderland between fantasy and reality

Examples of borderland in a Sentence

  1. in the borderland between sleeping and waking

  2. He describes adolescence as the tumultuous borderlands between childhood and adulthood.

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First Known Use of borderland

1811


BORDERLAND Defined for English Language Learners

borderland

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Definition of borderland for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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