English - Etymology
Middle English bordure, from Old French bordure, bordeure, from border (“to border”), from bort, bord (“a border”), of Germanic origin akin to Middle High German borte (“border, trim”), German Borte (“ribbon, trimming”). More at board.
English - Noun
- The outer edge of something.
- A decorative strip around the edge of something.
- A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.
The line or frontier area separating political or geographical regions.
- 2013, Nicholas Watt and Nick Hopkins, Afghanistan bomb: UK to 'look carefully' at use of vehicles(in The Guardian, 1 May 2013)
- (UK) Short form of border morris or border dancing; a vigorous style of traditional English dance originating from villages along the border between England and Wales, performed by a team of dancers usually with their faces disguised with black makeup.
English - Verb
- (transitive) To put a border on something.
- (transitive) To lie on, or adjacent to a border.
- (intransitive) To touch at a border (with on or upon).
- (intransitive) To approach; to come near to; to verge.