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BORD'ER, n. The outer edge of any thing; the extreme part or surrounding line; the confine or exterior limit of a country, or of any region or tract of land; the exterior part or edge of a garment, or of the corol of plants; the rim or brim of a vessel, but not often applied to vessels; the exterior part of a garden, and hence a bank raised at the side of a garden, for the cultivation of flowers, and a row of plants; in short, the outer part or edge of things too numerous to be specified.

BORD'ER, v.i. To confine; to touch at the edge, side or end; to be contiguous or adjacent; with on or upon; as, Connecticut on the north borders on or upon Massachusetts.

1. To approach near to.

Wit, which borders upon profaneness, deserves to be branded as folly.

BORD'ER, v.t. To make a border; to adorn with a border of ornaments; as, to border a garment or a garden.

1. To reach to; to touch at the edge or end; to confine upon; to be contiguous to.

Sheba and Raamah border the Persian gulf.

2. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Not used.]



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BORD'ER, n. The outer edge of any thing; the extreme part or surrounding line; the confine or exterior limit of a country, or of any region or tract of land; the exterior part or edge of a garment, or of the corol of plants; the rim or brim of a vessel, but not often applied to vessels; the exterior part of a garden, and hence a bank raised at the side of a garden, for the cultivation of flowers, and a row of plants; in short, the outer part or edge of things too numerous to be specified.

BORD'ER, v.i. To confine; to touch at the edge, side or end; to be contiguous or adjacent; with on or upon; as, Connecticut on the north borders on or upon Massachusetts.

1. To approach near to.

Wit, which borders upon profaneness, deserves to be branded as folly.

BORD'ER, v.t. To make a border; to adorn with a border of ornaments; as, to border a garment or a garden.

1. To reach to; to touch at the edge or end; to confine upon; to be contiguous to.

Sheba and Raamah border the Persian gulf.

2. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Not used.]

BORD'ER, n. [Fr. and Arm. bord; Sp. bordo; Port. borda; It. bordo. See Board.]

The outer edge of any thing; the extreme part or surrounding line; the confine or exterior limit of a country, or of any region or tract of land; the exterior part or edge of a garment, or of the corol of plants; the rim or brim of a vessel, but not often applied to vessels; the exterior part of a garden, and hence a bank raised at the side of a garden for the cultivation of flowers, and a row of plants; in short, the outer part or edge of things too numerous to be specified.


BORD'ER, v.i.

  1. To confine; to touch at the edge, side or end; to be contiguous or adjacent; with on or upon; as, Connecticut on the north borders on or upon Massachusetts.
  2. To approach near to. Wit, which borders upon profaneness, deserves to be branded as folly. – Tillotson.

BORD'ER, v.t.

  1. To make a border; to adorn with a border of ornaments; as, to border a garment or a garden.
  2. To reach to; to touch at the edge or end; to confine upon; to be contiguous to. Sheba and Raamah border the Persian gulf. – Ralegh.
  3. To confine within bounds to limit. [Not used.] – Shak.

Bor"der
  1. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.

    Upon the borders of these solitudes.
    Bentham.

    In the borders of death.
    Barrow.

  2. To touch at the edge or boundary] to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
  3. To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.
  4. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.
  5. To approach; to come near to; to verge.

    Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly.
    Abp. Tillotson.

  6. 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.

    The country is bordered by a broad tract called the "hot region."
    Prescott.

    Shebah and Raamah . . . border the sea called the Persian gulf.
    Sir W. Raleigh.

  7. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish.
  8. To confine within bounds; to limit.

    [Obs.]

    That nature, which contemns its origin,
    Can not be bordered certain in itself.
    Shak.

  9. A narrow flower bed.

    Border land, land on the frontiers of two adjoining countries; debatable land; -- often used figuratively; as, the border land of science. -- The Border, The Borders, specifically, the frontier districts of Scotland and England which lie adjacent. -- Over the border, across the boundary line or frontier.

    Syn. -- Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary; confine.

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Border

BORD'ER, noun The outer edge of any thing; the extreme part or surrounding line; the confine or exterior limit of a country, or of any region or tract of land; the exterior part or edge of a garment, or of the corol of plants; the rim or brim of a vessel, but not often applied to vessels; the exterior part of a garden, and hence a bank raised at the side of a garden, for the cultivation of flowers, and a row of plants; in short, the outer part or edge of things too numerous to be specified.

BORD'ER, verb intransitive To confine; to touch at the edge, side or end; to be contiguous or adjacent; with on or upon; as, Connecticut on the north borders on or upon Massachusetts.

1. To approach near to.

Wit, which borders upon profaneness, deserves to be branded as folly.

BORD'ER, verb transitive To make a border; to adorn with a border of ornaments; as, to border a garment or a garden.

1. To reach to; to touch at the edge or end; to confine upon; to be contiguous to.

Sheba and Raamah border the Persian gulf.

2. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Not used.]

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