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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.

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

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’;

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;