What is border?

  • (noun): The boundary of a surface.
    Synonyms: edge
    See also — Additional definitions below


Borders define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions, such as governments, sovereign states, federated states and other subnational entities. Some borders—such as a state's internal administrative borders, or inter-state borders within the Schengen Area—are open and completely unguarded. Other borders are partially or fully controlled, and may be crossed legally only at designated border checkpoints and border zones may be controlled. Some, mostly contentious, borders may even foster the setting up of buffer zones.

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1st Belgian Infantry Brigade - Belgium and The Netherlands
... to the 2nd British Army and ordered to move as quickly as possible to the Belgian border ... The Brigade arrived at the French/Belgian border on 3 September after an overnight journey and continued to Rongy in Brussels the following day, just after the British ... In the small Dutch border town of Thorn, a bridge has been named in honour of its liberation on 25 September 1944 ...
Ariège - Geography
... geography is dominated by the Pyrenees mountains, which form the border between France and Spain ... to the entire Ariège Department, rising some 10,000 feet (3000m) in the Montcalm Massif, along the border with Andorra and Spain ... unspoiled villages and hamlets tucked away in the valleys close to the department's border with Spain – Seix, Cominac and Aulus Les Bain are examples – together with picturesque ...
ITV Border - Studios
... ITV stations at that time (with the exceptions of Granada and Westward) Border constructed a purpose-built studio centre, located in Durranhill, Carlisle ... In 2009, following Border's merger with Tyne Tees Television, all productions, including Lookaround, were transferred to Tyne Tees studios in Gateshead with all ... The Border studios remained empty and were demolished in 2010 ...
ITV Border - Programmes
... A list of programmes made by Border Television ... The Andy Stewart Show APB Bliss (1985) Cock of the Border (1960s) Crush a Grape Galloway Ceilidh (1979) Krankies Television Lookaround Look Who's Talking Mr ... (1970–1981) Try For Ten (1968–1984) Border Parliamentary Report ...
ITV Border
... ITV Border, previously Border Television, is the ITV franchise holder for the England/Scotland border region, covering Dumfries Galloway, a small part of the south-west area of Ayrshire, the ... Border Television was taken over by Granada plc in 2001, and the company was renamed ITV Border in 2004 ... ITV Border merged with ITV Tyne Tees on Wednesday, 25 February 2009, to form a non-franchise region known as ITV Tyne Tees Border ...

More definitions of "border":

  • (verb): Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
    Synonyms: surround, skirt
  • (noun): A strip forming the outer edge of something.
    Example: "The rug had a wide blue border"
  • (verb): Enclose in or as if in a frame.
    Synonyms: frame, frame in
  • (noun): A decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge.
    Synonyms: molding, moulding
  • (verb): Form the boundary of; be contiguous to.
    Synonyms: bound
  • (noun): The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary.
    Synonyms: margin, perimeter
  • (verb): Provide with a border or edge.
    Synonyms: edge

Famous quotes containing the word border:

    I have, indeed, even omitted facts, which, on account of their singularity, must in the eyes of some have appeared to border on the marvelous. But in the forests of South America such extraordinary realities are to be found, that there is assuredly no need to have recourse to fiction or the least exaggeration.
    —J.G. (John Gabriel)

    For my part, I feel that with regard to Nature I live a sort of border life, on the confines of a world into which I make occasional and transient forays only, and my patriotism and allegiance to the state into whose territories I seem to retreat are those of a moss-trooper.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Liberal hopefulness
    Regards death as a mere border to an improving picture.
    William Empson (1906–1984)