Synonyms of 'border'
1 frontierDictionary, line, marches
Clifford is enjoying life north of the border.
It wasn't difficult to cross the frontier.
the California state line
the city limits
Drug traffickers operate across national boundaries.
They walked round the perimeter of the stadium.
the borderline between painting and photography
2 edgeDictionary, lip, margin
pillowcases trimmed with a hand-crocheted border
She was standing at the water's edge.
the lip of the jug
These islands are on the margins of human habitation.
the skirts of the hill
The car pulled over on to the verge off the road.
She looked at him over the rim of her glass.
Cut a jagged edge along the hem to give a ragged look.
The toilet was full to the brim with insects.
1 adjoinDictionary, be situated alongside, join
the European and Arab countries bordering the Mediterranean
2 edgeDictionary, bound, decorate
white sand bordered by palm trees and tropical flowers
phrasal verbborder on something
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When land or a building abuts something or abuts on something, it is next to it.
He lived in a house abutting our hotel.
An area is a particular part of a town, a country, a region, or the world.
the large number of community groups in the area
Thesaurus for border from the Collins English Thesaurus
The border between two countries or regions is the dividing line between them. Sometimes the border also refers to the land close to this line.