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border

noun

1 border

A line that indicates a boundary.

synonyms: borderline, boundary line, delimitation, mete.

Roget 66: beginning, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception, inchoation; introduction etc. (precursor) 64; alpha, initial; inauguration, ... show more

Roget 227: circumjacence, circumambience; environment, encompassment; atmosphere, medium, surroundings.    outpost; border etc. (edge) 231; girdle etc. ... show more

Roget 371: agriculture, cultivation, husbandry, farming; georgics, geoponics; tillage, agronomy, gardening, spade husbandry, vintage; horticulture, arboriculture, floriculture; ... show more

Dutch: afbakening, afgrenzing, afpaling, afperking, begrenzing, demarcatie, toemeten
Polish: bordiura, bordiurka



2 border

The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary.

synonyms: margin, perimeter.

Roget 231: edge, verge, brink, brow, brim, margin, border, confine, skirt, rim, flange, side, mouth; jaws, ... show more

Dutch: omtrek, omgeving, perimeter, marge, randgebied, grensgebied, kantlijn

3 border

The boundary of a surface.

synonym: edge.

Dutch: contour, kant, rand

4 border

A decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge.

synonyms: molding, moulding.

Roget 847: ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, ... show more

5 border

A strip forming the outer edge of something.

Dutch: border, rand, grens, kant, kantje

verb

1 border

Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.

synonyms: environ, ring, skirt, surround.

Dutch: omcirkelen, insluiten, omgeven, omleggen, omringen, omsluiten, omtrekken

2 border

Form the boundary of; be contiguous to.

synonym: bound.

3 border

Enclose in or as if in a frame.

synonyms: frame, frame in.

4 border

Provide with a border or edge.

synonym: edge.

5 border

Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary.

synonyms: abut, adjoin, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march.

Dutch: aangrenzen, aanliggen, grenzen


adjective

Roget 231: border, marginal, skirting; labial, labiated, marginated.   

Moby thesaurus: Berlin wall, Japanese garden, Pillars of Hercules, abut, abut on, act drop, adjoin, alpine garden, ambit, approach, approximate, arboretum, arena, asbestos, asbestos board, backdrop, bailiwick, bamboo curtain, bank, batten ... show more.

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