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border         
      n  
1    a band or margin around or along the edge of something  
2    the dividing line or frontier between political or geographic regions  
3   
a    a region straddling such a boundary  
b    (as modifier)  

border country

  
  
4   
a    a design or ornamental strip around the edge or rim of something, such as a printed page or dinner plate  
b    (as modifier)  
a border illustration     
5    a long narrow strip of ground planted with flowers, shrubs, trees, etc., that skirts a path or wall or surrounds a lawn or other area  
a herbaceous border     
      vb  
6    tr   to decorate or provide with a border  
7    when intr, foll by: on or upon  
a    to be adjacent (to); lie along the boundary (of)  
his land borders on mine     
b    to be nearly the same (as); verge (on)  
his stupidity borders on madness     
     (C14: from Old French bordure, from border to border, from bort side of a ship, of Germanic origin; see board)  


Border   [1]  
      n  
the  
1    often pl   the area straddling the border between England and Scotland  
2    the area straddling the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland  
3    the region in S South Africa around East London  
Border   [2]  
      n   Allan (Robert). born 1955, Australian cricketer; captain of Australia (1985--94)  
Border collie  
      n   a medium-sized breed of collie with a silky usually black-and-white coat: used mainly as sheepdogs  
Border Leicester  
      n   a breed of sheep originally developed in the border country between Scotland and England by crossing English Leicesters with Cheviots: large numbers in Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. It has a long white fleece with no wool on the head  
border terrier  
      n   a small rough-coated breed of terrier  
brush border  
      n     (Physiol)   a layer of tightly packed minute finger-like protuberances on cells that line absorptive surfaces, such as those of the intestine and kidney  
   See also   microvillus  
herbaceous border  
      n   a flower bed that primarily contains perennials rather than annuals  
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Border          [1]  
      n  
the  
1    often pl   the area straddling the border between England and Scotland  
2    the area straddling the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland  
3    the region in S South Africa around East London  

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Border          [2]  
      n   Allan (Robert). born 1955, Australian cricketer; captain of Australia (1985--94)  

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border

  

      n  
1    bound, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, confine, confines, edge, flange, hem, limit, limits, lip, margin, pale, rim, skirt, verge  
2    borderline, boundary, frontier, line, march  
      vb  
3    bind, decorate, edge, fringe, hem, rim, trim  


border on  
1    abut, adjoin, connect, contact, impinge, join, march, neighbour, touch, verge on  
2    approach, approximate, be like, be similar to, come close to, come near, echo, match, parallel, resemble  

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