Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
border /'bɔ:də/
  • danh từ
    • bờ, mép, vỉa, lề
    • biên giới
    • đường viền (để làm cho chắc, để trang trí)
    • (the Border) vùng biên giới giữa Anh và Ê-cốt; (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) biên giới của văn minh
    • luống chạy quanh vườn
    • động từ
      • viền
      • tiếp, giáp với
        • the park borders on the shores of the lake: công viên nằm giáp với bờ hồ
      • (nghĩa bóng) gần như, giống như
        • his bluntness borders upon insolence: sự lỗ mãng của hắn gần như là láo xược
    Concise Dictionary
    +a line that indicates a boundary
    +the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    +the boundary of a surface
    +a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
    +a strip forming the outer edge of something
    +extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    +form the boundary of; be contiguous to
    +enclose in or as if in a frame
    +provide with a border or edge
    +lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 edge, margin, hem, binding, trimming, trim, edging, periphery, purfle, purfling:
    The border of the tablecloth is beautifully embroidered with flowers.
    2 Usually, borders. limit(s), bound(s), confines:
    Sometimes Tony exceeds the borders of good taste.
    3 boundary, frontier:
    You won't be able to cross the border without a passport.
    4 frame, frieze, moulding; dado, wainscot or wainscoting or wainscotting:
    The border of the fresco is in Greek fretwork design.
    5 borderline, edge, verge, brink:
    She is just on the border of becoming a born-again Christian.
    6 bed, flowerbed, herbaceous border:
    Hollyhocks are growing in the border.
    7 edge, trim, bind, fringe, purfle:
    The hem of the skirt is bordered with lace.
    8 resemble (closely), approach (closely), verge upon or on:
    Isabel's attempts at playing the tuba border on the ludicrous.
    9 lie alongside, adjoin, abut (on or upon), verge upon or on, touch, be adjacent to:
    The territory of the Gauls bordered the western lands of the Germans.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 the line that divides two countries or areas; the land near this line: a national park on the border between Kenya and Tanzania + Denmark's border with Germany + in the US, near the Canadian border + Nevada's northern border + to cross the border + to flee across / over the border + border guards / controls + a border dispute / incident + a border town / state + (figurative) It is difficult to define the border between love and friendship.
    2 a strip around the edge of sth such as a picture or a piece of fabric: a pillowcase with a lace border
    3 (in a garden) a strip of soil which is planted with flowers, along the edge of the grass: herbaceous borders
    + verb [VN]
    1 (of a country or an area) to share a border with another country or area: the countries bordering the Baltic
    2 (written) to form a line along or around the edge of sth: Meadows bordered the path to the woods. + The large garden is bordered by a stream.
    Phrasal Verbs: border on sth
    1 to come very close to being sth, especially a strong or unpleasant emotion or quality: She felt an anxiety bordering on hysteria.
    2 to be next to sth: areas bordering on the Black Sea
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 line that divides two countries


    open | closed | common
    Poland has a common border with Germany.
    | disputed


    arrive at, reach, stop at | cross, drive across/over, slip across/over
    They slipped across the border at nightfall.
    | escape across/over, flee across/over | form, mark
    A river forms the border.
    | draw (up), establish, fix | guard, patrol | open | close, seal


    crossing, post | region, town | control, guard, troops | clash, dispute, war | raid | clash, incident, skirmish


    across/over a/the ~
    to smuggle goods across the border
    | along a/the ~
    There has been fighting along the border.
    | at/on a/the ~
    We were stopped on the border.
    | on the ~ of
    a farm on the border of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
    | up to the ~
    He drove us right up to the Russian border.
    | ~ between/of
    the border between Austria and Switzerland
    | ~ with
    the border with Mexico


    north/south of the border, one side/both sides of the border
    There has been fighting on both sides of the border.

    2 decorative band/strip round the edge of sth


    wide | narrow | decorative


    The tablecloth has a narrow lace border.
    | draw


    with a/the ~
    a white handkerchief with a blue border
    | ~ around/round
    She drew a decorative border around the picture.

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