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Definitions and Synonyms of border | Another word for border | What is border?

Definition 1: a strip forming the outer edge of something - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where border or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rug had a wide blue border

(border is a kind of ...) the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

"the edge of the leaf is wavy" "she sat on the edge of the bed" "the water's edge"

(... is a kind of border ) border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)

(... is a kind of border ) border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet

(... is a kind of border ) a grass border along a road

Definition 2: a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for border in the sense of this definition

(border is a kind of ...) the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

"the edge of the leaf is wavy" "she sat on the edge of the bed" "the water's edge"

(... is part of border) a framework in which a picture is mounted

Definition 3: a line that indicates a boundary - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for border in the sense of this definition

(border is a kind of ...) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

(... is a kind of border ) the boundary line encompassing an area or object

"he had walked the full circumference of his land" "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"

(... is a kind of border ) a boundary line created by a fence

(... is a kind of border ) the boundary line between two pieces of property

(... is a kind of border ) the boundary between two states

(... is an instance of border) the border marking the boundaries of the land that Israel won in its 1948 war of independence

(... is an instance of border) a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan

Definition 4: the boundary of a surface - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for border in the sense of this definition

(border is a kind of ...) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

(... is a kind of border ) the edge of a steep place

(... is a kind of border ) (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet

Definition 5: the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for border in the sense of this definition

(border is a kind of ...) a line determining the limits of an area

(... is a kind of border ) either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell

Definition 6: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary - [verb of contact]

Samples where border or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Canada adjoins the U.S.
  • England marches with Scotland

Synonyms for border in the sense of this definition

(border is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of border ) be located near or adjacent to

"Pakistan neighbors India"

Definition 7: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle - [verb of contact]

Samples where border or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The forest surrounds my property

Synonyms for border in the sense of this definition

(border is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of border ) decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

"fur fringed the hem of the dress"

(... is a kind of border ) put a girdle on or around

"gird your loins"

(... is a kind of border ) surround with a cloister

"cloister the garden"

(... is a kind of border ) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

(... is a kind of border ) surround in a restrictive manner

"The building was hemmed in by flowers"

(... is a kind of border ) surround with a cloister, as of a garden

Definition 8: enclose in or as if in a frame - [verb of contact]

Samples where border or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • frame a picture

Synonyms for border in the sense of this definition

(border is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

Definition 9: provide with a border or edge - [verb of possession]

Samples where border or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • edge the tablecloth with embroidery

Synonyms for border in the sense of this definition

(border is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

Definition 10: form the boundary of; be contiguous to - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for border in the sense of this definition

(border is a kind of ...) close in

"darkness enclosed him"

(... is a kind of border ) form the edge of

(... is a kind of border ) border on; come close to

"His behavior verges on the criminal"

(... is a kind of border ) serve as a shore to

"The river was shored by trees"

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