border

[[t]bɔ͟ː(r)də(r)[/t]]
♦♦
borders, bordering, bordered
1) N-COUNT The border between two countries or regions is the dividing line between them. Sometimes the border also refers to the land close to this line.

They fled across the border.

...the isolated jungle area near the Panamanian border...

Clifford is enjoying life north of the border.

...the Mexican border town of Tijuana...

Soldiers had temporarily closed the border between the two countries.

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2) VERB A country that borders another country, a sea, or a river is next to it.

[V n] ...the European and Arab countries bordering the Mediterranean.

Border on means the same as border.

V P n Both republics border on the Black Sea.

3) N-COUNT A border is a strip or band around the edge of something.

...pillowcases trimmed with a hand-crocheted border.

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4) N-COUNT In a garden, a border is a long strip of ground along the edge planted with flowers.

...a lawn flanked by wide herbaceous borders.

...border plants.

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5) VERB If something is bordered by another thing, the other thing forms a line along the edge of it.

[V-ed] ...the mile of white sand beach bordered by palm trees and tropical flowers...

[V n] Caesar marched north into the forests that border the Danube River.

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  • border — [ bɔrde ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1170; de bord 1 ♦ S étendre le long du bord, occuper le bord de (qqch.). Un fossé borde la route. ⇒ longer. « Des ormeaux qui bordent le chemin » (A. Chénier). Route bordée d arbres. Des yeux bordés de khôl …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • border — BORDER. v. a. Garnir l extrémité de quelque chose, comme d une jupe, d un manteau, etc. en y cousant un ruban, un galon, un morceau d étoffe, etc. Border un manteau, le border d hermine. Border un chapeau d un galon d or. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Border — Bor der, n. [OE. bordure, F. bordure, fr. border to border, fr. bord a border; of German origin; cf. MHG. borte border, trimming, G. borte trimming, ribbon; akin to E. board in sense 8. See {Board}, n., and cf. {Bordure}.] 1. The outer part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • border — [bôr′dər] n. [ME & OFr bordure < border, to border < Frank * bord, margin: see BOARD] 1. an edge or a part near an edge; margin; side 2. a dividing line between two countries, states, etc. or the land along it; frontier 3. a narrow strip,… …   English World dictionary

  • Border — steht für: Border (Film), 1997, indischer Spielfilms von Jyoti Prakash Dutta Ortschaften Border (Idaho) Border (Minnesota) Border (Wyoming) Border ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Allan Border (* 1955), australischer Cricketspieler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Border — Bor der, v. t. 1. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden. [1913 Webster] 2. To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched, as by a border; to be, or to have, near the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • border — n Border, margin, verge, edge, rim, brim, brink mean the line or relatively narrow space which marks the limit or outermost bound of something. A border is the part of a surface which is just within its boundary line {the border of a rug} or it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • border — [n1] outermost edge, margin bound, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, confine, end, extremity, fringe, hem, limit, line, lip, outskirt, perimeter, periphery, rim, selvage, skirt, trim, trimming, verge; concepts 484,827 Ant. center,… …   New thesaurus

  • border — et couvrir le bord, Praetexere. Border d argent quelque vaisseau, Circumcludere vas argento ab labris. Border de pierres, Lapidibus statuminare …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • border — ► NOUN 1) a boundary between two countries or other areas. 2) a decorative band around the edge of something. 3) a strip of ground along the edge of a lawn for planting flowers or shrubs. ► VERB 1) form a border around or along. 2) (of a country… …   English terms dictionary

  • border — I noun ambit, borderland, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, circumjacence, confine, contiguity, edge, edging, end, enframement, extremity, flange, frame, fringe, frontier, hem, ledge, limit, line of demarcation, marge, margin, outline …   Law dictionary

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