border

When you cross a border from one country into another, you'll need to show your identification papers and maybe a visa to the border patrol officials.

A border separates one thing from another, most famously countries. Sometimes neighboring countries have border disputes, if they don't think the lines were drawn fairly or if they don't get along. Borders can also be less official. You might want to plant a border of cabbages along your front walk, or you could sew a border of sequins along the edge of your collar. But you'd have to go easy on the sequins, as too many would "border on the garish."

Definitions of border
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n the boundary of a surface

Synonyms:
edge
Types:
brink
the edge of a steep place
limb
(astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet
Type of:
bound, boundary, bounds
the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

n a line that indicates a boundary

Synonyms:
borderline, boundary line, delimitation, mete
Examples:
Green Line
the border marking the boundaries of the land that Israel won in its 1948 war of independence
Line of Control
a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan
Mason and Dixon's line
the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War
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circuit, circumference
the boundary line encompassing an area or object
fence line
a boundary line created by a fence
property line
the boundary line between two pieces of property
state boundary, state line
the boundary between two states
Type of:
bound, boundary, bounds
the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

n the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

Synonyms:
margin, perimeter
Types:
lip
either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell
Type of:
bound, boundary, edge
a line determining the limits of an area

n a strip forming the outer edge of something

“the rug had a wide blue border
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edging
border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
selvage, selvedge
border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet
verge
a grass border along a road
fringe
an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels
orphrey
a richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment
Type of:
edge
the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

n a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

Synonyms:
molding, moulding
Type of:
edge
the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

v form the boundary of; be contiguous to

Synonyms:
bound
Types:
skirt
form the edge of
verge
border on; come close to
shore
serve as a shore to
Type of:
confine, enclose, hold in
close in; darkness enclosed him"

v lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

Synonyms:
abut, adjoin, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march
Types:
neighbor, neighbour
be located near or adjacent to
Type of:
adjoin, contact, meet, touch
be in direct physical contact with; make contact

v extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

Synonyms:
environ, ring, skirt, surround
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fringe
decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
gird, girdle
put a girdle on or around
cloister
surround with a cloister
close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
surround completely
hem in
surround in a restrictive manner
cloister
surround with a cloister, as of a garden
insert, tuck
fit snugly into
wall in, wall up
enclose with a wall
bower, embower
enclose in a bower
enshrine, shrine
enclose in a shrine
case, encase, incase
enclose in, or as if in, a case
bury, eat up, immerse, swallow, swallow up
enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
frame, frame in
enclose in or as if in a frame
glass, glass in
enclose with glass
bank
enclose with a bank
dike, dyke
enclose with a dike
encapsulate
enclose in a capsule or other small container
fence, fence in
enclose with a fence
cordon off, rope in, rope off
divide by means of a rope
casket
enclose in a casket
corral
enclose in a corral
fort, fortify
enclose by or as if by a fortification
hedge, hedge in
enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
hedge
hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge
Type of:
adjoin, contact, meet, touch
be in direct physical contact with; make contact

v enclose in or as if in a frame

Synonyms:
frame, frame in
Type of:
close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
surround completely

v provide with a border or edge

Synonyms:
edge
Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

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