Synonyms for border

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : bawr-der
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbɔr dər

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Définition of border

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Old French bordure "seam, edge of a shield, border," from Frankish *bord or a similar Germanic source (cf. Old English bord "side;" see board (n.2)). The geopolitical sense first attested 1530s, in Scottish (replacing earlier march), from The Borders, name of the district adjoining the boundary between England and Scotland.
  • noun outermost edge, margin
  • noun boundary; frontier
  • verb bound on; be on the edge
Example sentences :
  • Did not this seem to border upon cruelty, my dear, in so indulgent a mother?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • "I shall have to retreat over the border as quickly as I can," he continued.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • All along the Afghan border every man's house is his castle.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • The man, trained so long in border war, was thoroughly in his element.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • You're not fra Wales or the border counties, zur, that be very clear.'
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The escape, if the Captain's story were true, appeared to border upon the miraculous.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He had taken a position as a teacher in Sutschoufu, on the border of Shantung.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • Poe could indeed do it, although he hovered at times near the border of insanity.
  • Extract from : « The American Mind » by Bliss Perry
  • So we rattled through Surrey and across the border into Sussex.
  • Extract from : « Monday or Tuesday » by Virginia Woolf
  • Another case of border superstition is related to me by McWhorter.
  • Extract from : « Chronicles of Border Warfare » by Alexander Scott Withers

Antonyms for border

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