• To put a border on something.
  • To form a border around; to bound.
  • To lie on, or adjacent to, a border of.
  • To touch at a border (with on, upon, or with).
  • To approach; to come near to; to verge (with on or upon).


  • Inherited from Middle English bordure, from Old French bordeure, of Germanic origin, from Frankish *bord, equivalent to modern French bord + -er.
  • Akin to Middle High German borte, German Borte. bordure. More at board.

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