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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

We need to know who's in the United States. We need to know everyone who's in the United States that comes in here from a foreign country. And we have to separate the ones who are dangerous from the ones who aren't. To accomplish that, we need a fence. We need a technological fence. We need a border patrol.
Rudy Giuliani

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

As a practicing neurologist, I can tell you first hand that working with Parkinson's patients offers clinical challenges. But from an emotional perspective, this disease can border on overwhelming.
David Perlmutter

We live in an increasingly sophisticated world that makes it difficult to make simple comments on stuff. There are too many people on both sides of the border who are taking advantage of circumstances and the situation.
Arlo Guthrie

Mr. Chairman, on September 11, we were attacked by terrorists who took advantage of weaknesses in our border security. After infiltrating our country, the terrorists were able to conceal their real identities, and thereby plot their attacks without fear of being apprehended.
Jim Ryun
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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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