bor·der /ˈbɔrdɚ/ 名詞
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; confine.
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 Massachusetts.
2. To approach; to come near to; to verge.
Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly. --Abp. Tillotson.
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 =\“hot region.”\= --Prescott.
Shebah and Raamah . . . border the sea called the Persian gulf. --Sir W. Raleigh.
3. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Obs.]
That nature, which contemns its origin,
Can not be bordered certain in itself. --Shak.
n 1: a line that indicates a boundary [syn: boundary line, borderline,
2: the boundary line or the area immediately inside the
boundary [syn: margin, perimeter]
3: the boundary of a surface [syn: edge]
4: a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge [syn: molding,
5: a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a
wide blue border"
v 1: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest
surrounds my property" [syn: surround, skirt]
2: form the boundary of; be contiguous to [syn: bound]
3: enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture" [syn: frame,
4: provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with
embroidery" [syn: edge]
5: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins
the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn: adjoin,
edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on]