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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

America is the only developed nation that has a 2,000-mile border with a developing nation, and the government's refusal to control that border is why there are an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona and why the nation, sensibly insisting on first things first, resists 'comprehensive' immigration reform.
George Will

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

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
Lincoln Steffens

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

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