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Definition of Border

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

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Pablo Casals

Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.
George W. Bush

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

These are busy times for the Border Patrol, the customs agents, immigration folks; but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs, to fight a war against illegal behavior, we have to send them the proper tools.
Bob Filner

Russians not only vehemently despise blacks, they believe Africa begins at the Ukraine border.
P. J. O'Rourke
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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