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English Dictionary: border by the DICT Development Group
5 results for border
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a line that indicates a boundary [syn: boundary line, border, borderline, delimitation, mete]
  2. the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    Synonym(s): margin, border, perimeter
  3. the boundary of a surface
    Synonym(s): edge, border
  4. a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
    Synonym(s): molding, moulding, border
  5. a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a wide blue border"
  1. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
    Synonym(s): surround, environ, ring, skirt, border
  2. form the boundary of; be contiguous to
    Synonym(s): bound, border
  3. enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"
    Synonym(s): frame, frame in, border
  4. provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
    Synonym(s): border, edge
  5. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
    Synonym(s): border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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 edge of anything, as of a garment, a
            garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.
                     Upon the borders of these solitudes.   --Bentham.
                     In the borders of death.                     --Barrow.
      2. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part
            of a country; a frontier district.
      3. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of
            something, as an ornament or finish.
      4. A narrow flower bed.
      {Border land}, land on the frontiers of two adjoining
            countries; debatable land; -- often used figuratively; as,
            the border land of science.
      {The Border}, {The Borders}, specifically, the frontier
            districts of Scotland and England which lie adjacent.
      {Over the border}, across the boundary line or frontier.
      Syn: Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary;

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Border \Bor"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bordered}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Bordering}.]
      1. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or
            adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on
      2. To approach; to come near to; to verge.
                     Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be
                     branded as folly.                              --Abp.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
      2. To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched,
            as by a border; to be, or to have, near the limits or
            boundary; as, the region borders a forest, or is bordered
            on the north by a forest.
                     The country is bordered by a broad tract called the
                     [bd]hot region.[b8]                           --Prescott.
                     Shebah and Raamah . . . border the sea called the
                     Persian gulf.                                    --Sir W.
      3. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Obs.]
                     That nature, which contemns its origin, Can not be
                     bordered certain in itself.               --Shak.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Border, AK
      Zip code(s): 99780
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