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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Border  \Bor"der\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bordered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Bordering}.] 
  1.  To  touch  at  the  edge  or  boundary;  to  be  contiguous  or 
  adjacent;  --  with  on  or  upon  as  Connecticut  borders  on 
  Massachusetts. 
 
  2.  To  approach;  to  come  near  to  to  verge. 
 
  Wit  which  borders  upon  profaneness  deserves  to  be 
  branded  as  folly.  --Abp. 
  Tillotson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Border  \Bor"der\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  make  a  border  for  to  furnish  with  a  border,  as  for 
  ornament;  as  to  border  a  garment  or  a  garden. 
 
  2.  To  be  or  to  have  contiguous  to  to  touch,  or  be  touched, 
  as  by  a  border;  to  be  or  to  have  near  the  limits  or 
  boundary;  as  the  region  borders  a  forest,  or  is  bordered 
  on  the  north  by  a  forest. 
 
  The  country  is  bordered  by  a  broad  tract  called  the 
  ``hot  region.''  --Prescott. 
 
  Shebah  and  Raamah  .  .  .  border  the  sea  called  the 
  Persian  gulf.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  3.  To  confine  within  bounds;  to  limit.  [Obs.] 
 
  That  nature,  which  contemns  its  origin,  Can  not  be 
  bordered  certain  in  itself  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Border  \Bor"der\,  n.  [OE.  bordure,  F.  bordure,  fr  border  to 
  border,  fr  bord  a  border;  of  German  origin;  cf  MHG.  borte 
  border,  trimming,  G.  borte  trimming,  ribbon;  akin  to  E.  board 
  in  sense  8.  See  {Board},  n.,  and  cf  {Bordure}.] 
  1.  The  outer  part  or  edge  of  anything  as  of  a  garment,  a 
  garden,  etc.;  margin;  verge;  brink. 
 
  Upon  the  borders  of  these  solitudes.  --Bentham. 
 
  In  the  borders  of  death.  --Barrow. 
 
  2.  A  boundary;  a  frontier  of  a  state  or  of  the  settled  part 
  of  a  country;  a  frontier  district. 
 
  3.  A  strip  or  stripe  arranged  along  or  near  the  edge  of 
  something  as  an  ornament  or  finish. 
 
  4.  A  narrow  flower  bed. 
 
  {Border  land},  land  on  the  frontiers  of  two  adjoining 
  countries;  debatable  land;  --  often  used  figuratively;  as 
  the  border  land  of  science. 
 
  {The  Border},  {The  Borders},  specifically,  the  frontier 
  districts  of  Scotland  and  England  which  lie  adjacent. 
 
  {Over  the  border},  across  the  boundary  line  or  frontier. 
 
  Syn:  Edge;  verge;  brink;  margin;  brim;  rim;  boundary; 
  confine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  border 
  n  1:  a  line  that  indicates  a  boundary  [syn:  {boundary  line},  {borderline}, 
  {delimitation}] 
  2:  the  boundary  line  or  the  area  immediately  inside  the 
  boundary  [syn:  {margin},  {perimeter}] 
  3:  the  boundary  of  a  surface  [syn:  {edge}] 
  4:  a  decorative  recessed  or  relieved  surface  [syn:  {molding},  {moulding}] 
  5:  a  strip  forming  the  outer  edge  of  something:  "the  rug  had  a 
  wide  blue  border" 
  v  1:  extend  on  all  sides  of  simultaneously;  encircle;  "The  forest 
  surrounds  my  property"  [syn:  {surround},  {skirt}] 
  2:  form  the  boundary  of  be  contiguous  to  [syn:  {bound}] 
  3:  enclose  in  or  as  if  in  a  frame;  "frame  a  picture"  [syn:  {frame}, 
  {frame  in}] 
  4:  lie  adjacent  to  another;  "Canada  adjoins  the  U.S."  [syn:  {adjoin}, 
  {edge},  {abut},  {butt},  {butt  against},  {butt  on}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Border,  AK 
  Zip  code(s):  99780 




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