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Border vs. Boundary

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Bordernoun

The outer edge of something.

‘the borders of the garden’;

Boundarynoun

The dividing line or location between two areas.

Bordernoun

A decorative strip around the edge of something.

‘There's a nice frilly border around the picture frame.’; ‘a solid border around a table of figures’;

Boundarynoun

(cricket) An edge or line marking an edge of the playing field.

Bordernoun

A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.

Boundarynoun

(cricket) An event whereby the ball is struck and either touches or passes over a boundary (with or without bouncing), usually resulting in an award of 4 (four) or 6 (six) runs respectively for the batting team.

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Bordernoun

The line or frontier area separating political or geographical regions.

‘The border between Canada and USA is the longest in the world.’;

Boundarynoun

(topology) (of a set) The set of points in the closure of a set S, not belonging to the interior of that set.

Bordernoun

(British) Short form of border morris or border dancing; a vigorous style of traditional English dance originating from villages along the border between England and Wales, performed by a team of dancers usually with their faces disguised with black makeup.

Boundarynoun

That which indicates or fixes a limit or extent, or marks a bound, as of a territory; a bounding or separating line; a real or imaginary limit.

‘But still his native country liesBeyond the boundaries of the skies.’; ‘That bright and tranquil stream, the boundary of Louth and Meath.’; ‘Sensation and reflection are the boundaries of our thoughts.’;

Borderverb

(transitive) To put a border on something.

Boundarynoun

the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

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Borderverb

(transitive) To form a border around; to bound.

Boundarynoun

a line determining the limits of an area

Borderverb

(transitive) To lie on, or adjacent to, a border of.

‘Denmark borders Germany to the south.’;

Boundarynoun

the greatest possible degree of something;

‘what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior’; ‘to the limit of his ability’;

Borderverb

(intransitive) To touch at a border (with on or upon).

‘Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.’;

Boundarynoun

a line which marks the limits of an area; a dividing line

‘a county boundary’; ‘a boundary wall’; ‘the river marks the boundary between the two regions’;

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Borderverb

(intransitive) To approach; to come near to; to verge (with on or upon).

Boundarynoun

a limit of something abstract, especially a subject or sphere of activity

‘a community without class or political boundaries’;

Bordernoun

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.’;

Boundarynoun

a hit crossing the limits of the field, scoring four or six runs.

Bordernoun

A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.

Bordernoun

A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish.

Bordernoun

A narrow flower bed.

Borderverb

To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; - with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.

Borderverb

To approach; to come near to; to verge.

‘Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly.’;

Borderverb

To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.

Borderverb

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.’;

Borderverb

To confine within bounds; to limit.

‘That nature, which contemns its origin,Can not be bordered certain in itself.’;

Bordernoun

a line that indicates a boundary

Bordernoun

the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

Bordernoun

the boundary of a surface

Bordernoun

a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

Bordernoun

a strip forming the outer edge of something;

‘the rug had a wide blue border’;

Borderverb

extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle;

‘The forest surrounds my property’;

Borderverb

form the boundary of; be contiguous to

Borderverb

enclose in or as if in a frame;

‘frame a picture’;

Borderverb

provide with a border or edge;

‘edge the tablecloth with embroidery’;

Borderverb

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;

‘Canada adjoins the U.S.’; ‘England marches with Scotland’;

Border

Borders are geographic boundaries, imposed either by geographic features such as oceans, or by arbitrary groupings of political entities such as governments, sovereign states, federated states, and other subnational entities. Borders are established through warfare, colonization, or simple symbiotic agreements between the political entities that reside in those areas; the creation of these agreements is called boundary delimitation.

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