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bor·der

border

 
 
pronunciation:
bor dr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
border on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the outer part; edge; boundary.
There is a fence along the border of our yard.
synonyms:
borderline, boundary, edge, frontier, limit, margin, periphery, verge
similar words:
bound, brink, junction, juncture, line, mete, perimeter, rim
definition 2: the dividing line between two countries or political regions.
The border between Spain and France lies along the Pyrenees mountains.You'll be asked to show your passport at the border.
synonyms:
bounds, frontier, limits, periphery
similar words:
line
definition 3: the decorative strip around the edge of something such as fabric or other crafted work.
This tablecloth has such a pretty border around it.
synonyms:
binding, edging, frill, trim
similar words:
braid, flounce, frame, fringe, furbelow, hem, purl, ruffle, selvage
definition 4: a strip of earth or a rectangular flower bed planted with decorative flowers or shrubbery.
The garden has a border of marigolds.
similar words:
bed, garden, hedge, plot
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bordered, bordering, borders
definition 1: to put a margin, edge, or trim on.
The edges of the fabric will be bordered with lace.The wedding invitations are bordered in gold.
synonyms:
bound, edge, frill, hem, rim, skirt
similar words:
bind, flounce, frame, fringe, margin, purl, ruffle, trim
definition 2: to lie on the boundary or border of.
Canada borders the United States.
synonyms:
abut, margin, neighbor, verge
similar words:
adjoin, bound, flank, skirt
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