border

I UK [ˈbɔː(r)də(r)] / US [ˈbɔrdər] noun [countable]
Word forms "border":
singular border plural borders
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1) the official line separating two countries or regions
border between:

the border between Hungary and Romania

border with:

Iraq's northern border with Turkey

across/over the border:

Thousands of refugees were fleeing across the border.

cross the border:

You can't cross the border without a passport.

close/seal a border:

Troops have sealed the border in an effort to catch the guerrillas.

a) the area close to a border
on the border:

a town on the Canadian border

b) [only before noun] close to or relating to a border

border guards

the border town of Venlo

border disputes between neighbouring countries


Cultural note:
In the UK, "the border" often refers to the border between England and Scotland: an issue that is dominating politics north of the border (=in Scotland). In the US, it usually refers to the border between the US and Mexico.
2) a band or pattern around the edge of something, especially for decoration

cotton sheets with a lace border

3) a narrow area at the edge of a lawn or garden path, with flowers and other small plants in it
4) the land around the edge of something

Rushes grew on the borders of the lake.


II UK [ˈbɔː(r)də(r)] / US [ˈbɔrdər] verb [transitive]
Word forms "border":
present tense I/you/we/they border he/she/it borders present participle bordering past tense bordered past participle bordered
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1) to form a line along the edge of something

The canal is bordered by poplar trees.

the wide avenue that borders the park

2) border or border on to be next to another country or region

Jordan holds a key position, bordering both Israel and Iraq.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • border — [ bɔrde ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1170; de bord 1 ♦ S étendre le long du bord, occuper le bord de (qqch.). Un fossé borde la route. ⇒ longer. « Des ormeaux qui bordent le chemin » (A. Chénier). Route bordée d arbres. Des yeux bordés de khôl …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • border — BORDER. v. a. Garnir l extrémité de quelque chose, comme d une jupe, d un manteau, etc. en y cousant un ruban, un galon, un morceau d étoffe, etc. Border un manteau, le border d hermine. Border un chapeau d un galon d or. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • border — [bôr′dər] n. [ME & OFr bordure < border, to border < Frank * bord, margin: see BOARD] 1. an edge or a part near an edge; margin; side 2. a dividing line between two countries, states, etc. or the land along it; frontier 3. a narrow strip,… …   English World dictionary

  • Border — steht für: Border (Film), 1997, indischer Spielfilms von Jyoti Prakash Dutta Ortschaften Border (Idaho) Border (Minnesota) Border (Wyoming) Border ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Allan Border (* 1955), australischer Cricketspieler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched, as by a border; to be, or to have, near the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • border — n Border, margin, verge, edge, rim, brim, brink mean the line or relatively narrow space which marks the limit or outermost bound of something. A border is the part of a surface which is just within its boundary line {the border of a rug} or it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • border — [n1] outermost edge, margin bound, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, confine, end, extremity, fringe, hem, limit, line, lip, outskirt, perimeter, periphery, rim, selvage, skirt, trim, trimming, verge; concepts 484,827 Ant. center,… …   New thesaurus

  • border — et couvrir le bord, Praetexere. Border d argent quelque vaisseau, Circumcludere vas argento ab labris. Border de pierres, Lapidibus statuminare …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • border — ► NOUN 1) a boundary between two countries or other areas. 2) a decorative band around the edge of something. 3) a strip of ground along the edge of a lawn for planting flowers or shrubs. ► VERB 1) form a border around or along. 2) (of a country… …   English terms dictionary

  • border — I noun ambit, borderland, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, circumjacence, confine, contiguity, edge, edging, end, enframement, extremity, flange, frame, fringe, frontier, hem, ledge, limit, line of demarcation, marge, margin, outline …   Law dictionary

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