• Showing a repeated floral design with bead pattern border at the bottom
    Showing a repeated floral design with bead pattern border at the bottom
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v border lie adjacent to another or share a boundary "Canada adjoins the U.S.","England marches with Scotland"
    • v border extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle "The forest surrounds my property"
    • v border enclose in or as if in a frame "frame a picture"
    • v border provide with a border or edge "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
    • v border form the boundary of; be contiguous to
    • n border a strip forming the outer edge of something "the rug had a wide blue border"
    • n border a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
    • n border a line that indicates a boundary
    • n border the boundary of a surface
    • n border the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Plan for a border of Perennials Plan for a border of Perennials
- Border - Border
The Resting‑place of Overbeck in the Church of San Bernardo, Rome, is marked by a Cross of white marble bordered with black, and bearing the inscription: 'JOANNES FRIDERICUS OVERBECK—IN PACE The Resting‑place of Overbeck in the Church of San Bernardo, Rome, is marked by a Cross of white marble bordered with...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog
    • Border A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.
    • Border A narrow flower bed.
    • Border A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish.
    • Border The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink. "Upon the borders of these solitudes.""In the borders of death."
    • Border To approach; to come near to; to verge. "Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly."
    • Border 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.”""Shebah and Raamah . . . border the sea called the Persian gulf."
    • Border To confine within bounds; to limit. "That nature, which contemns its origin,
      Can not be bordered certain in itself."
    • Border To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.
    • Border To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever
    • n border A side, edge, brink, or margin; a limit or boundary.
    • n border The line which separates one country, state, or province from another; a frontier line or march.
    • n border The district or territory which lies along the edge or boundary-line of a country; the frontier; specifically, in the plural, the marches or border districts: hence, in English and Scottish history, “the borders,” the districts adjoining the line separating the two countries.
    • n border Territory; domain.
    • n border Figuratively, a limit, boundary, or verge; brink: as, he is on the border of threescore; driven by disaster to the border of despair; “in the borders of death,”
    • n border A strip, band, or edging surrounding any general area or plane surface, or placed along its margin, and differing from it by some well-defined character, as in material, color, design, or purpose. A narrow bed or strip of ground in a garden inclosing a portion of it, and generally divided from it by a path or walk.
    • n border In heraldry, the outer edge of the field when of different tincture from the center. Its width is uniform, and should be one fifth the width of the field. French heralds consider the border as one of the ordinaries; in English heraldry it is sometimes a mark of difference. The border always covers the end of any ordinary, as the chevron, fess, etc. When a coat of arms is impaled with another, if either of them has a border, it is not carried along the pale, but surrounds the outside of the field only. The border when charged with an ordinary shows only so much of the ordinary as comes naturally upon that part of the field occupied by the border; thus, the cut represents a border paly of six pieces, azure and argent.
    • n border A plait or braid of hair worn round the forehead.
    • n border In milling, a hoop, rim, or curb about a bedstone or bed-plate, which prevents the meal from falling off except at the proper opening.
    • n border plural The portions of scenery in a theater which hang from above and represent foliage, clouds, beams, etc.
    • border Of or pertaining to the border of a country. Specifically— In England and Scotland, of or pertaining to “the borders” of those countries: as, the border barons; border thieves.
    • border To make a border about; adorn with a border: as, to border a garment or a garden.
    • border To form a border or boundary to.
    • border To lie on the border of; be contiguous to; adjoin; lie next.
    • border To confine or keep within bounds; limit.
    • border To have a contiguous boundary or dividing line; abut exteriorly: with on or upon: as, the United States border on the two great oceans.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw
    • n Border bord′ėr the edge or margin of anything: the march or boundary of a country, esp. that between England and Scotland: a flower-bed in a garden: a piece of ornamental edging or trimming round a garment, &c
    • v.i Border to resemble (with on): to be adjacent (with upon, with)
    • v.t Border to make or adorn with a border: to bound
    • ***


  • Norman Mailer
    “A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.”
  • Chou En Lai
    Chou En Lai
    “China has no income tax, no unemployment and not a single soldier outside its borders.”
  • Walter Benjamin
    “Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.”
  • The Houston Times
    The Houston Times
    “Ideas cross mountains, borders, and seas. They go anywhere a man can go...”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

The handle should be about as high above the border as the border is above the bottom of the basket.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
From Locksley to the borders of Sherwood Forest was but a stone's cast.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Beyond the fact that she was born in Maryland and had been always on the border, I have little to record.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Weed, rake, and clean the borders; and where the box of the edging is decayed, make it up with a fresh plantation.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
It grows in woods and wood borders, especially beside wood streams.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The car ran out from the tall hedgerows that bordered the narrow road and at length Jim could look about.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
It was through General Beyers that he had been appointed to an important command on the German border.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
They accordingly fell back upon Altkirch, to intrench a few miles beyond their own border.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Forty-five French machines left the eastern border during the night of June 15, 1915, and set their journey toward Karlsruhe.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Less than ten miles southeast of Czernovitz the border of Rumania was reached near Wama and thereby the end of the line.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"

In poetry:

Guide me, ever guide me,
With Thy piercèd Hand,
Till I reach the borders
Of the pleasant land.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
A little breadth of border,
a little patch of grass,
above it all the April sky
where soft the south winds pass.
"A Little Bit Of Garden" by William Henry Ogilvie
Then right in front came onward,
Halting a little and lame;
The Merlin of the Border
With the magic none may claim.
"In Selkirk" by Alexander Anderson
Could beauty ever guard her,
And virtue still reward her,
No foe would cross her border--
No friend within it pine!
"My Land" by Thomas Osborne Davis
And just upon the border land,
Where flesh and spirit part,
I knew the secret foot-fall was
The beating of my heart.
"The Ghost's Story" by Duncan Campbell Scott
The very gravel-path was prim
That daily they would follow:
Borders trim:
Never a wayward sprout, or hump, or hollow.
"A Jog-Trot Pair" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Turkish soldiers stand guard on the Turkish-Syrian border near the Akcakale border crossing.
Border Patrol agents risk their lives everyday to protect our borders and among those agents are several women who stand tall in the male dominated field.
Lights, the Border Patrol and a high-tech fence discourage illegal immigrants from crossing from Mexico, left, at the San Diego border.
America, the only developed nation that shares a long -- 2,000-mile -- border with a Third World nation, could seal that border.
'Bless Me, Ultima ,' 'El Sicario,' 'Marfa Girl,' 'Border Lords II, Border International Film Festival.
Undocumented Mexican immigrants walk through the Sonoran Desert after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border border on January 19, 2011 into the Tohono O'odham Nation, Arizona.
US Border Patrol asking people to text message any suspicious activity along Canada border.
He said that in Karasu he did not see any Uzbek border troops or customs officials, a sign that the Uzbek government might have lost control of a section of the border, at least temporarily.
Description Jon Jeffries, a Seed Consultants Inc research plot manager, says the Indiana corn and soybean yields vary from border-to-border.
This drainage pump sits idle along the southern border of the J W Corbett Wildlife Management Area where it borders The Acreage community.
BAQI TANAH, AFGHANISTAN —The Pakistan border is a short walk through the desert from this village, and the rutted road that winds past it is a main thoroughfare for smugglers, Taliban insurgents and corrupt Afghan border police.
A picture taken from the adjacent Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar shows smoke after a Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ayn, Nov 13, 2012.
Syrians cross the border from Ras al-Ain, Syria, to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar on Tuesday, December 4.
Reports that the shooter is dead, and the Canada Border Services Agency confirms that the female border officer has been airlifted to the hospital.
PHOENIX — A man who purchased two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent north of the U.S.-Mexico border was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in federal prison.

In science:

Instead of giving the details, let us just note that this leads to closed forms for Ik ,l for fixed l and any k or for fixed k − l and any l, leading to a a satisfactory description of the borders of the table of moments.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
Unfortunately during the first two XMM observations N 157B was located on a CCD border and flux was lost.
AGN in the XMM-Newton first-light image as probes for the interstellar medium in the LMC
Then it is interesting to know does the border p ∼ log n still remain to be the critical one for the maximums ˜η (n, p).
Stochastic version of the Erdos-Renyi limit theorem
All three features are formed in the border zone between the molecular cloud and the ionized gas possibly in a sequential process triggered by the ionization front of an older H i i region.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
Even though it is not clearly obvious in the printed version of Fig. 2, inspecting the dark lane in detail, it appears that its borders are enhanced in brightness indicates that it is dense and ionized from outside, probably by the radiation field of the underlying nebula.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B