Definition of border :
1. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.
2. A narrow flower bed.
3. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish.
4. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.
5. To approach; to come near to; to verge.
6. 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.
7. To confine within bounds; to limit.
8. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.
9. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; - with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
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edge (part of speech: verb)
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contact (part of speech: verb)
limit (part of speech: verb)
outline (part of speech: noun)
side (part of speech: noun)
- The Customs officers had eyed him suspiciously at the border. - "The Husbands of Edith", George Barr McCutcheon.
- Around the border of this space flowed a stream of fresh water. - "A Book of Golden Deeds", Charlotte M. Yonge.
- This measure was found to afford only a partial relief, as these brethren knew nothing of the border territory that ought now to be organized into new fields. - "Thirty Years in the Itinerancy", Wesson Gage Miller.