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  Definition of border
  1. a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a wide blue border"
  2. a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
  3. a line that indicates a boundary
  4. the boundary of a surface
  5. the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
  6. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
  7. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
  8. enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"
  9. provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
  10. form the boundary of; be contiguous to
Similar Words: molding, moulding, boundary line, borderline, delimitation, mete, edge, margin, perimeter, adjoin, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on, surround, skirt, frame, frame in, bound

 

See Also: border on, approach

 

Hyponyms: edging, selvage, selvedge, verge, fence line, Green Line, Line of Control, property line, state line, state boundary, brink, limb, neighbor, neighbour, fringe, girdle, gird, enclose, inclose, shut in, hem in, skirt, shore

 

Part Meronyms: picture frame

 

Derivational Morphology: frame, frame in, surround, skirt, demarcate, delimit, delimitate, bound, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on, butt joint, borderland, border district, marchland, abutment, abutter, boundary, edging, boundary line, borderline, delimitation, mete, environment, environs, surroundings, framework, framing, edger, margin, perimeter, bounds

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: granica   Chinese: 国境  
Danish: grænse   Dutch: grens  
French: frontière   German: Grenze  
Hebrew: גבול   Icelandic: landamæri  
Indonesian: perbatasan   Italian: confine  
Japanese: 国境   Korean: 국경  
Polish: granica   Portuguese: fronteira  
Romanian: graniţă   Russian: граница  
Serbian: granica   Spanish: frontera  
Yiddish: גרענעץ  
 
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