border: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bôr'dur), [key]
- the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary.
- the line that separates one country, state, province, etc., from another; frontier line: You cannot cross the border without a visa.
- the district or region that lies along the boundary line of another.
- the frontier of civilization.
- the border between the U.S. and Mexico, esp. along the Rio Grande.
- (in the British Isles) the region along the boundary between England and Scotland.
- brink; verge.
- an ornamental strip or design around the edge of a printed page, a drawing, etc.
- an ornamental design or piece of ornamental trimming around the edge of a fabric, rug, garment, article of furniture, etc.
- a border of tulips along the path.
- a long, narrow bed planted with flowers, shrubs, or trees.
- a strip of ground in which plants are grown, enclosing an area in a garden or running along the edge of a walk or driveway.
- the plants growing in such a strip:a border of tulips along the path.
- a narrow curtain or strip of painted canvas hung above the stage, masking the flies and lighting units, and forming the top of the stage set.
- Seeborder light.
- to make a border around; adorn with a border.
- to form a border or boundary to.
- to lie on the border of; adjoin.
- to form or constitute a border; be next to: California borders on the Pacific Ocean.
- to approach closely in character; verge: The situation borders on tragedy.
- border (Thesaurus)