border

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noun
1 line that divides two countries
ADJECTIVE
open
closed
porous
common

Brazil has a common border with most South American countries.

disputed
northern, southern, etc.
international, national
VERB + BORDER
arrive at, reach, stop at
cross, drive across, drive over, slip across, slip over

They slipped across the border at nightfall.

escape across, escape over, flee across, flee over
form, mark

A river forms the border.

draw, draw up, establish, fix
guard, patrol
open
close, seal
secure
share

Ethiopia shares its longest border with Somalia.

BORDER + NOUN
crossing, post
region, town
control, guard, troops
clash, dispute, war
raid
clash, incident, skirmish
PREPOSITION
across a/the border, over a/the border

to smuggle goods across the border

along a/the border

There has been fighting along the border.

at a/the border, on a/the border

We were stopped on the border.

on the border of

a farm on the border of Cumbria and Yorkshire

up to the border

He drove us right up to the Russian border.

border between, border of

the border between Austria and Switzerland

border with

the border with Mexico

PHRASES
north of the border, south of the border
on both sides of the border, on one side of the border

There has been fighting on both sides of the border.

2 decorative band/strip around the edge of sth
ADJECTIVE
wide
narrow
decorative
VERB + BORDER
have

The tablecloth has a narrow lace border.

draw
PREPOSITION
with a/the border

a white handkerchief with a blue border

border around, border round (esp. BrE)

She drew a decorative border around the picture.

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verb
Border is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑country
Border is used with these nouns as the object: ↑edge

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  • border — [ bɔrde ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1170; de bord 1 ♦ S étendre le long du bord, occuper le bord de (qqch.). Un fossé borde la route. ⇒ longer. « Des ormeaux qui bordent le chemin » (A. Chénier). Route bordée d arbres. Des yeux bordés de khôl …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • border — BORDER. v. a. Garnir l extrémité de quelque chose, comme d une jupe, d un manteau, etc. en y cousant un ruban, un galon, un morceau d étoffe, etc. Border un manteau, le border d hermine. Border un chapeau d un galon d or. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Border — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • border — [bôr′dər] n. [ME & OFr bordure < border, to border < Frank * bord, margin: see BOARD] 1. an edge or a part near an edge; margin; side 2. a dividing line between two countries, states, etc. or the land along it; frontier 3. a narrow strip,… …   English World dictionary

  • Border — steht für: Border (Film), 1997, indischer Spielfilms von Jyoti Prakash Dutta Ortschaften Border (Idaho) Border (Minnesota) Border (Wyoming) Border ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Allan Border (* 1955), australischer Cricketspieler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Border — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched, as by a border; to be, or to have, near the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • border — n Border, margin, verge, edge, rim, brim, brink mean the line or relatively narrow space which marks the limit or outermost bound of something. A border is the part of a surface which is just within its boundary line {the border of a rug} or it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • border — [n1] outermost edge, margin bound, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, confine, end, extremity, fringe, hem, limit, line, lip, outskirt, perimeter, periphery, rim, selvage, skirt, trim, trimming, verge; concepts 484,827 Ant. center,… …   New thesaurus

  • border — et couvrir le bord, Praetexere. Border d argent quelque vaisseau, Circumcludere vas argento ab labris. Border de pierres, Lapidibus statuminare …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • border — ► NOUN 1) a boundary between two countries or other areas. 2) a decorative band around the edge of something. 3) a strip of ground along the edge of a lawn for planting flowers or shrubs. ► VERB 1) form a border around or along. 2) (of a country… …   English terms dictionary

  • border — I noun ambit, borderland, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, circumjacence, confine, contiguity, edge, edging, end, enframement, extremity, flange, frame, fringe, frontier, hem, ledge, limit, line of demarcation, marge, margin, outline …   Law dictionary

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