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Definition of Border


  1. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.
  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.
  5. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
  6. To approach; to come near to; to verge.
  7. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.
  8. 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.
  9. To confine within bounds; to limit.

Border Quotations

Climate change does not respect border; it does not respect who you are - rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call 'global challenges,' which require global solidarity.
Ban Ki-moon

When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, 'Well, what do you need?'
Steven Wright

If I was in a refugee camp somewhere on the Pakistani border, of course I'd want to come to Australia.
Tony Abbott

In 1938, when I had decided that the only way to see the country was in a trailer, and I built the trailer which I still have and lived in it for eighteen months, and learned America from San Diego to the Canadian border, from Miami to New Jersey, and east to west in between.
Leslie Charteris

India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
Hu Shih
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Border Translations

border in Afrikaans is oewer
border in Danish is bred
border in Dutch is rand, zoom
border in Finnish is ranta
border in Italian is limitrofo, frontiera, lembo
border in Latin is ambitus, ora, terminus
border in Portuguese is margem, beira
border in Spanish is linde, orilla
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