The Border


The Border
Border Bor"der, n. [OE. bordure, F. bordure, fr. border to border, fr. bord a border; of German origin; cf. MHG. borte border, trimming, G. borte trimming, ribbon; akin to E. board in sense 8. See {Board}, n., and cf. {Bordure}.] 1. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink. [1913 Webster]

Upon the borders of these solitudes. --Bentham. [1913 Webster]

In the borders of death. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district. [1913 Webster]

3. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish. [1913 Webster]

4. A narrow flower bed. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary; confine. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.