border vs borderline what difference

what is difference between border and borderline

English

Etymology

Inherited from Middle English bordure, from Old French bordeure, of Germanic origin, from Frankish *bord, equivalent to modern French bord (a border) + -er.

Akin to Middle High German borte (border, trim), German Borte (ribbon, trimming). Doublet of bordure. More at board.

Pronunciation

  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈbɔədə/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɔːdə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɔɹdɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)də(ɹ)
  • Homophone: boarder (accents with the horse-hoarse merger)

Noun

border (countable and uncountable, plural borders)

  1. 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)
      The Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday the men had been killed on Tuesday in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, on the border of Kandahar just north of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.
    • 23 June 2018, Mattha Busb, The Independent, Jogger crosses US-Canada border by mistake, is held for two weeks in detention centre
      A French tourist who accidentally crossed the border into the US from Canada during an evening jog was sent to a detention centre 125 miles away and held for two weeks until she was released.
  2. The outer edge of something.
    the borders of the garden
    • 1843, Jeremy Bentham, Principles of Morals and Legislation, Fragment on Government, Civil Code, Penal Law
      upon the borders of these solitudes
    • a. 1677, Isaac Barrow, The Danger and Mischief of Delaying Reptentance (sermon)
      in the borders of death
  3. A decorative strip around the edge of something.
  4. A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.
  5. (Britain, uncountable) 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.
  6. (computing) A string that is both a prefix and a suffix of another particular string.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

border (third-person singular simple present borders, present participle bordering, simple past and past participle bordered)

  1. (transitive) To put a border on something.
  2. (transitive) To form a border around; to bound.
  3. (transitive) To lie on, or adjacent to, a border of.
    Denmark borders Germany to the south.
  4. (intransitive) To touch at a border (with on, upon, or with).
    Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
  5. (intransitive) To approach; to come near to; to verge (with on or upon).
    • a. 1694, John Tillotson, The Folly of Scoffing at Religion
      Wit which borders upon profaneness [] deserves to be branded as folly.

Derived terms

  • border on
  • cross-border

Translations

Anagrams

  • roberd

French

Etymology

From bord +‎ -er, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔʁ.de/

Verb

border

  1. to border (add a border to)
  2. to border (share a border with)
  3. to tuck in

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • avoir le cul bordé de nouilles

Further reading

  • “border” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • broder, rebord

Middle English

Noun

border

  1. Alternative form of bourdour

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • bord

Noun

border n

  1. indefinite plural of bord

Etymology 2

Noun

border m

  1. indefinite plural of bord


English

Etymology

border +‎ line

Adjective

borderline (comparative more borderline, superlative most borderline)

  1. nearly; not clearly on one side or the other of a border or boundary, ambiguous.
  2. Showing bad taste.
  3. Exhibiting borderline personality disorder.

Derived terms

  • borderline case
  • borderline personality disorder
  • borderliner

Translations

Adverb

borderline (not comparable)

  1. nearly; not entirely but nevertheless to a great extent

Translations

Noun

borderline (plural borderlines)

  1. A boundary or accepted division; a border.
  2. An individual who has borderline personality disorder.
    • 1995, Eugene E. Levitt, Edward Earl Gotts, The Clinical Application of MMPI Special Scales (page 80)

Translations

Verb

borderline (third-person singular simple present borderlines, present participle borderlining, simple past and past participle borderlined)

  1. (transitive) To border, or border on; to be physically close or conceptually akin to.

Translations


Spanish

Noun

borderline m or f (plural borderlines)

  1. (colloquial) Someone with borderline personality disorder

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