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
  1. noun
    the boundary of a surface
    synonyms: edge
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    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
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    bound, boundary, bounds
    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
  2. noun
    a line that indicates a boundary
    synonyms: borderline, boundary line, delimitation, mete
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    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
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    bound, boundary, bounds
    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
  3. noun
    the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    synonyms: margin, perimeter
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    lip
    either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell
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    bound, boundary, edge
    a line determining the limits of an area
  4. noun
    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
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    edge
    the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something
  5. noun
    a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
    synonyms: molding, moulding
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    edge
    the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something
  6. verb
    form the boundary of; be contiguous to
    synonyms: bound
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    skirt
    form the edge of
    verge
    border on; come close to
    shore
    serve as a shore to
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    confine, enclose, hold in
    close in; darkness enclosed him"
  7. verb
    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    synonyms: abut, adjoin, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march
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    neighbor, neighbour
    be located near or adjacent to
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    adjoin, contact, meet, touch
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  8. verb
    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
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    adjoin, contact, meet, touch
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  9. verb
    enclose in or as if in a frame
    synonyms: frame, frame in
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    close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
    surround completely
  10. verb
    provide with a border or edge
    synonyms: edge
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    furnish, provide, render, supply
    give something useful or necessary to
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