border

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
border

Plural
borders

  1. The border of a country is the edge of the country: the place where that country touches another country.
    You can't cross the border without identification papers.
  2. The border of a shape or of a picture or of part of a picture is the edge of it.
    She drew three pink hearts with red borders at the top of the picture.

Verb[change]

Plain form
border

Third-person singular
borders

Past tense
bordered

Past participle
bordered

Present participle
bordering

  1. (transitive), (usually passive) If something is bordered with or in something, that goes all around it.
    The newspaper notice was bordered in black.
  2. (transitive) If one place borders on another, they are side by side.
    The Sea of Japan is bordered by Japan, North Korea, Russia and South Korea.