What is border?

  • (noun): A strip forming the outer edge of something.
    Example: "The rug had a wide blue border"
    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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ITV Border - Studios
... Unlike many new 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 departments ... The Border studios remained empty and were demolished in 2010 ...
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-w ... 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 ...
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 ...
Ariège - Geography
... geography is dominated by the Pyrenees mountains, which form the border between France and Spain ... (3000m) in the Montcalm Massif, along the border with Andorra and Spain ... 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 mountain villages, most ...
1st Belgian Infantry Brigade - Belgium and The Netherlands
... 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 ... The Belgian Brigade liberated other Belgian towns and cities before reaching the Netherlands border on 22 September ...

More definitions of "border":

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

Famous quotes containing the word border:

    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)

    Swift while the woof is whole,
    turn now my spirit, swift,
    and tear the pattern there,
    the flowers so deftly wrought,
    the border of sea-blue,
    the sea-blue coast of home.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    I learn to affirm
    Truth’s light at strange turns of the mind’s road,
    wrong turns that lead
    over the border into wonder....
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)