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English noun: border

1. border (location) a line that indicates a boundary


Synonymsborderline, boundary line, delimitation, mete


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, bounds


Narrower (hyponym)circuit, circumference, fence line, property line, state boundary, state line


Instance hyponymGreen Line, Line of Control

2. border (shape) the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary


Synonymsmargin, perimeter


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, edge


Narrower (hyponym)lip

3. border (location) the boundary of a surface


Synonymsedge


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, bounds


Narrower (hyponym)brink, limb

4. border (artifact) a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge


Synonymsmolding, moulding


Broader (hypernym)edge


Part meronympicture frame

5. border (artifact) a strip forming the outer edge of something


SamplesThe rug had a wide blue border.


Broader (hypernym)edge


Narrower (hyponym)edging, selvage, selvedge, verge


English verb: border

1. border (contact) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle


SamplesThe forest surrounds my property.


Synonymsenviron, ring, skirt, surround


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)cloister, cloister, close in, enclose, fringe, gird, girdle, hem in, inclose, shut in

2. border (stative) form the boundary of; be contiguous to


Synonymsbound


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confine, enclose, hold in


Narrower (hyponym)shore, skirt, verge

3. border (contact) enclose in or as if in a frame


SamplesFrame a picture.


Synonymsframe, frame in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in

4. border (possession) provide with a border or edge


SamplesEdge the tablecloth with embroidery.


Synonymsedge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

5. border (contact) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary


SamplesCanada adjoins the U.S..
England marches with Scotland.


Synonymsabut, adjoin, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)neighbor, neighbour









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