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bordernoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɔr·dər/
  • border noun [C] (DIVISION)

(also borderline) the line that divides one country or place from another: The Rio Grande forms part of the US border.
  • border noun [C] (EDGE)

a strip that goes around or along the edge of something, or the edge itself: The card has a pretty design around the border.

borderverb

 us   /ˈbɔr·dər/
  • border verb (BE NEXT TO)

[I/T] to be next to another country or place: [T] Guatemala borders Mexico. [I] Wisconsin borders on Illinois.
  • border verb (FORM EDGE)

[T] to form a strip along the edge of something: The road borders the coast for several miles.
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"border" in British English

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bordernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbɔː.dər/  us   /ˈbɔːr.dɚ/
  • border noun [C] (DIVISION)

B1 the line that divides one country from another: Were you stopped at the border? The train crosses the border between France and Spain. The two countries have had frequent border disputes.

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  • border noun [C] (EDGE)

a strip that goes around or along the edge of something, often as decoration: The dress was white with a delicate lace border. a picture with a decorative/plain border
a narrow strip of ground around a garden, usually planted with flowers: to weed/plant the borders

borderverb

uk   /ˈbɔː.dər/  us   /ˈbɔːr.dɚ/
  • border verb (BE NEXT TO)

[T] to be next to and have a border with another country: Swaziland borders South Africa and Mozambique.
bordering
adjective uk   /ˈbɔː.də.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈbɔːr.dɚ.ɪŋ/
bordering countries/counties
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(Definition of border from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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