Definition of Border

1. Noun. A line that indicates a boundary.

Exact synonyms: Borderline, Boundary Line, Delimitation, Mete
Generic synonyms: Bound, Boundary, Bounds
Specialized synonyms: Circuit, Circumference, Fence Line, Property Line, State Boundary, State Line
Specialized synonyms: Green Line, Line Of Control
Derivative terms: Delimit, Delimitate

2. Verb. Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle. "The forest surrounds my property"
Exact synonyms: Environ, Ring, Skirt, Surround
Generic synonyms: Adjoin, Contact, Meet, Touch
Specialized synonyms: Fringe, Gird, Girdle, Cloister, Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In, Hem In, Cloister
Derivative terms: Surround, Surroundings

3. Noun. The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary.
Exact synonyms: Margin, Perimeter
Specialized synonyms: Lip
Generic synonyms: Bound, Boundary, Edge
Derivative terms: Marginal

4. Verb. Form the boundary of; be contiguous to.
Exact synonyms: Bound
Specialized synonyms: Skirt, Verge, Shore
Generic synonyms: Confine, Enclose, Hold In
Also: Border On
Derivative terms: Bound, Bound, Boundary, Boundary

5. Noun. The boundary of a surface.
Exact synonyms: Edge
Generic synonyms: Bound, Boundary, Bounds
Specialized synonyms: Brink, Limb
Derivative terms: Edge

6. Verb. Enclose in or as if in a frame. "Frame a picture"
Exact synonyms: Frame, Frame In
Generic synonyms: Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In
Derivative terms: Frame, Frame, Framing

7. Noun. A decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge.
Exact synonyms: Molding, Moulding
Generic synonyms: Edge
Group relationships: Picture Frame

8. Verb. Provide with a border or edge. "Edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
Exact synonyms: Edge
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Edge, Edge, Edger, Edger

9. Noun. A strip forming the outer edge of something. "The rug had a wide blue border"
Generic synonyms: Edge
Specialized synonyms: Edging, Selvage, Selvedge, Verge

10. Verb. Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary. "England marches with Scotland"
Exact synonyms: Abut, Adjoin, Butt, Butt Against, Butt On, Edge, March
Generic synonyms: Adjoin, Contact, Meet, Touch
Specialized synonyms: Neighbor, Neighbour
Derivative terms: Abutment, Abutter, Butt, Edge, Edging, March

Definition of Border

1. n. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.

2. v. i. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.

3. v. t. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.

Definition of Border

1. Noun. The outer edge of something. ¹

2. Noun. A decorative strip around the edge of something. ¹

3. Noun. A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown. ¹

4. Noun. The line or frontier area separating political or geographical regions. ¹

5. Noun. (British) Short form of border morris or border dancing; a vigorous style of traditional English dance originating from villages along the border between England and Wales, performed by a team of dancers usually with their faces disguised with black makeup. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To put a border on something. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To lie on, or adjacent to a border. ¹

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Definition of Border

1. to put a border (an edge) on [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Border

1. The part of a surface that forms its outer boundary. See: edge, margin, border. Synonym: margo. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Border

bord service
border (current term)
border cells
border district
border molding
border movements
border of uterus
border on
border patrol
border patrolman
border reivers
border stone
border stones
border tissue movements

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