Bordering



the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary.
the line that separates one country, state, province, etc., from another; frontier line:
You cannot cross the border without a visa.
the district or region that lies along the boundary line of another.
the frontier of civilization.
the border.

the border between the U.S. and Mexico, especially along the Rio Grande.
(in the British Isles) the region along the boundary between England and Scotland.

brink; verge.
an ornamental strip or design around the edge of a printed page, a drawing, etc.
an ornamental design or piece of ornamental trimming around the edge of a fabric, rug, garment, article of furniture, etc.
Horticulture.

a long, narrow bed planted with flowers, shrubs, or trees.
a strip of ground in which plants are grown, enclosing an area in a garden or running along the edge of a walk or driveway.
the plants growing in such a strip:
a border of tulips along the path.

Theater.

a narrow curtain or strip of painted canvas hung above the stage, masking the flies and lighting units, and forming the top of the stage set.
border light.

to make a border around; adorn with a border.
to form a border or boundary to.
to lie on the border of; adjoin.
to form or constitute a border; be next to:
California borders on the Pacific Ocean.
to approach closely in character; verge:
The situation borders on tragedy.
Contemporary Examples

Obama’s Building Boom: Will His Architecture Legacy Be as Lasting as FDR’s? Ian Volner January 3, 2011
Say ‘Hell No’ to Arizona Tunku Varadarajan April 24, 2010
Sheldon Adelson, RINO David Frum December 4, 2012
McDonald’s and Visa Conjure Fantasy Budget for Low-Wage Employees Daniel Gross July 15, 2013
Robyn and Royksopp’s Summertime Soundtrack ‘Do It Again’ Andrew Romano May 26, 2014

Historical Examples

The World’s Greatest Books — Vol XX — Miscellaneous Literature and Index Various
Other Tales and Sketches Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Elect Lady George MacDonald
The Sexual Question August Forel
The Romance of Natural History, Second Series Philip Henry Gosse

noun
a band or margin around or along the edge of something
the dividing line or frontier between political or geographic regions

a region straddling such a boundary
(as modifier): border country

a design or ornamental strip around the edge or rim of something, such as a printed page or dinner plate
(as modifier): a border illustration

a long narrow strip of ground planted with flowers, shrubs, trees, etc, that skirts a path or wall or surrounds a lawn or other area: a herbaceous border
verb
(transitive) to decorate or provide with a border
when intr, foll by on or upon

to be adjacent (to); lie along the boundary (of): his land borders on mine
to be nearly the same (as); verge (on): his stupidity borders on madness

noun the Border
(often pl) the area straddling the border between England and Scotland
the area straddling the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
the region in S South Africa around East London
noun
Allan (Robert). born 1955, Australian cricketer; played in 156 test matches (1978–1994), 93 as captain; first Australian batsman to score 10,000 test runs
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