Boundary



something that indicates bounds or limits; a limiting or bounding line.
Also called frontier. Mathematics. the collection of all points of a given set having the property that every neighborhood of each point contains points in the set and in the complement of the set.
Cricket. a hit in which the ball reaches or crosses the boundary line of the field on one or more bounces, counting four runs for the batsman.
Compare six (def 5).
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton
Bride of the Mistletoe James Lane Allen
The Cathedrals of Great Britain P. H. Ditchfield
Bride of the Mistletoe James Lane Allen
The Squire’s Daughter Silas K(itto) Hocking

noun (pl) -ries
something that indicates the farthest limit, as of an area; border
(cricket)

the marked limit of the playing area
a stroke that hits the ball beyond this limit
the four runs scored with such a stroke, or the six runs if the ball crosses the boundary without touching the ground

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