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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


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


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.


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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