- 1A line separating two countries, administrative divisions, or other areas: Panama’s western border with Costa Rica [as modifier]: border controlsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- In areas close to the border with the Northern of Ireland, smuggling became a way of life for some.
- They are patrolling areas near the border with Saudi Arabia and training local police forces.
- Control at the border with Romania will be tightened after reports that pigs were being smuggled to be sold in Bulgaria.
- 1.1A district near the border between two areas: a refugee camp on the borderMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Families line up at a refugee camp near Bahai on the border between Chad and Sudan.
- We lived in a shabby hut at the foot of a steep mountain on the border of Manchuria near the Yalu River.
- About 100,000 Baptists and other refugees occupy a small plot of land on the border of Burma and Thailand, near the Thai city of Maesot.
- 2The edge or boundary of something, or the part near it: the northern border of their distribution area • figurative the unknown regions at the borders of physics and electronicsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The borders and limits of his language are self-imposed and they demonstrate the futility of speech as being truly inarticulate to the imprisoned passion of their leading characters.
- They experience pain, transgress borders and limits, and come into existence in situations that are stimulated by pain.
- I've learned that there are no borders and no limits to this ocean of love I feel for them.
- 3A decorative strip around the edge of something: she stitched a border on to one of the plain white sarisMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The levels of pattern and pen-flourishing in vivid inks, glowing ornamentation, decorative letters, borders, jewelled frames and vignettes made me gasp.
- An arrow passes close to the artist's head, which is adorned with antlers, and birds attack, having broken a decorative border of colored paper chains.
- The border was decorated with a variety of white sea-shells.
- 3.1A strip of ground along the edge of a lawn or path for planting flowers or shrubs: [as modifier]: geraniums are among the best of border perennialsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Under his direction, they built dry-stone retaining walls and a rock garden, laid out paths and mixed borders and planted flowering shrubs among the trees.
- In the warm months, it was a garden, with hothouse-grown flowers planted along its borders.
- Perennials can be planted among shrub borders or in containers.
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- 1 [with object] Form an edge along or beside (something): a pool bordered by palm treesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- We drive along Gibson Reservoir Road—a route bordered by brown-eyed Susans and the Sun River—past huge, upended slabs that look as if giants had a rock fight.
- On the edge of the town where I live, running between the Victorian park and the youth hostel and leading to a footbridge crossing the river, is an unassuming lane bordered by hedges.
- Below that was a path bordered by a bamboo hedge, where I learnt to ride a bicycle.
- 1.1Provide (something) with a decorative edge: the walls were bordered with carved scrolls and cornicesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The driveway was dirt with large rocks bordering it, decorating it a bit.
- The white picket fences were gone but were replaced with bricks and decorative stones that bordered the colorful flower beds.
- This wall pattern is then bordered with a lassoed Wild West lacing crafted out of human hair, an element common to her art.
- 2(Of a country or area) be adjacent to (another country or area): regions bordering Azerbaijan [no object]: the states bordering on the Black SeaMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Indonesia has more than 90 small islands in areas bordering neighboring countries.
- Day one is spent totally over the mountain ridges and tops from which there are spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and lower country bordering Nelson Lakes National Park.
- Successful conservation efforts in an area bordering another country can be reduced to naught if the neighbouring countries do not collaborate.
- 3 [no object] (border on) Come close to or be developing into (an extreme condition): Sam arrived in a state of excitement bordering on hysteriaMás ejemplos en oraciones
- For them, the settling of scores with the miners developed into an obsession bordering on the deranged.
- On the other hand, you see this fundamentalism that sort of borders on extremism.
- His approach bordered on the mechanical, yet he executed a free and extended armswing.
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- Authorities admit many simply slip away into borderless Europe.
- They provide a substantive assessment of a major topic in borderless higher education.
- Right now multinational business enjoys a relatively borderless world.
late Middle English: from Old French bordeure; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to board.