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1. border

noun. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] a line that indicates a boundary.

Synonyms

  • borderline
  • delimitation
  • bound
  • boundary line
  • circuit
  • state boundary
  • property line
  • bounds
  • boundary
  • state line
  • fence line
  • circumference

Antonyms

  • unsheathe
  • confront
  • pull out
  • recede

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Border

  • vanorder
  • recorder
  • disorder
  • reorder
  • warder
  • norder
  • gorder
  • corder
  • boarder

How do you pronounce border?

Pronounce border as ˈbɔrdər.

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Sentences with border


1. Noun, singular or mass
One option is to leave an unfrosted border around the edges of each window pane.

Quotes about border


1. Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
- Lincoln Steffens

2. To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

3. A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between two countries, so that the official can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly.
- Lemony Snicket

2. border

verb. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.

Synonyms

  • gird
  • ring
  • cloister
  • surround
  • adjoin
  • environ
  • contact
  • enclose
  • inclose
  • girdle
  • hem in
  • skirt
  • close in
  • fringe
  • meet
  • touch

Antonyms

  • unconstipated
  • unsworn
  • open circuit
  • closed circuit

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. border

noun. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary.

Synonyms

  • edge
  • perimeter
  • margin
  • boundary
  • lip

Antonyms

  • discolor
  • abstain
  • maximal
  • maximum

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. border

noun. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] the boundary of a surface.

Synonyms

  • edge
  • limb
  • brink
  • bounds
  • boundary

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • unjust
  • stifle
  • miss

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. border

verb. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] enclose in or as if in a frame.

Synonyms

  • inclose
  • enclose
  • frame
  • close in
  • frame in

Antonyms

  • ride
  • retreat
  • dull
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. border

verb. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] form the boundary of; be contiguous to.

Synonyms

  • bound
  • enclose
  • shore
  • verge
  • skirt
  • confine

Antonyms

  • take
  • inactivity
  • block
  • recall

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. border

noun. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] a strip forming the outer edge of something.

Synonyms

  • edge
  • selvedge
  • verge
  • selvage

Antonyms

  • unbind
  • open chain
  • detach
  • silence

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. border

verb. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] provide with a border or edge.

Synonyms

  • edge
  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • enable
  • increase
  • top
  • bottom

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. border

verb. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] lie adjacent to another or share a boundary.

Synonyms

  • march
  • edge
  • adjoin
  • contact
  • touch
  • butt
  • abut
  • neighbor
  • butt against
  • meet
  • butt on

Antonyms

  • unbound
  • free
  • uncertain
  • unoriented

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. border

noun. ['ˈbɔrdɝ'] a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge.

Synonyms

  • molding
  • moulding
  • picture frame

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • diverge
  • take away
  • foul ball

Etymology

  • bordure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bordure (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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