Border land, land on the frontiers of two adjoining countries; debatable land; — often used figuratively; as, the border land of science.The Border, The Borders, specifically, the frontier districts of Scotland and England which lie adjacent.Over the border, across the boundary line or frontier.

Syn. — Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary; confine.

(Bor"der), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bordered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bordering.]

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

2. To approach; to come near to; to verge.

Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly.
Abp. Tillotson.

(Bor"der), v. t.

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

2. 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.
Sir W. Raleigh.

3. To confine within bounds; to limit. [Obs.]

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

Bordeaux to Borsholder

(Bor*deaux") a. Pertaining to Bordeaux in the south of France.n. A claret wine from Bordeaux.

(Bor"del Bor*del"lo) n. [F. bordel, orig. a little hut, OF. borde hut, cabin, of German origin, and akin to E. board, n. See Board, n.] A brothel; a bawdyhouse; a house devoted to prostitution. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(||Bor`de*lais") a. [F.] Of or pertaining to Bordeaux, in France, or to the district around Bordeaux.

(Bor"del*ler) n. A keeper or a frequenter of a brothel. [Obs.] Gower.

(Bor"der) n. [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.]

1. 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.

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

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

4. A narrow flower bed.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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