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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bordering 
  adj  :  having  a  common  boundary  or  edge;  touching;  "abutting  lots"; 
  "adjoining  rooms";  "Rhode  Island  has  two  bordering 
  states;  Massachusetts  and  Conncecticut";  "the  side  of 
  Germany  conterminous  with  France";  "Utah  and  the 
  contiguous  state  of  Idaho"  [syn:  {abutting},  {adjacent}, 
  {adjoining},  {bordering(a)},  {conterminous},  {contiguous}] 




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