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