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Meaning & Definition of Border in English

English

Border

/bɔrdər/

noun

1. A line that indicates a boundary

    synonym:
  • boundary line
  • ,
  • border
  • ,
  • borderline
  • ,
  • delimitation
  • ,
  • mete

2. The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

    synonym:
  • margin
  • ,
  • border
  • ,
  • perimeter

3. The boundary of a surface

    synonym:
  • edge
  • ,
  • border

4. A decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

    synonym:
  • molding
  • ,
  • moulding
  • ,
  • border

5. A strip forming the outer edge of something

  • "The rug had a wide blue border"
    synonym:
  • border

verb

1. Extend on all sides of simultaneously

  • Encircle
  • "The forest surrounds my property"
    synonym:
  • surround
  • ,
  • environ
  • ,
  • ring
  • ,
  • skirt
  • ,
  • border

2. Form the boundary of

  • Be contiguous to
    synonym:
  • bound
  • ,
  • border

3. Enclose in or as if in a frame

  • "Frame a picture"
    synonym:
  • frame
  • ,
  • frame in
  • ,
  • border

4. Provide with a border or edge

  • "Edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
    synonym:
  • border
  • ,
  • edge

5. Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

  • "Canada adjoins the u.s."
  • "England marches with scotland"
    synonym:
  • border
  • ,
  • adjoin
  • ,
  • edge
  • ,
  • abut
  • ,
  • march
  • ,
  • butt
  • ,
  • butt against
  • ,
  • butt on

Examples of using

At the border, I was asked to show my passport.
France shares a border with Spain.
They crossed the border.