Border Bor"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bordering}.] 1. To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts. [1913 Webster]

2. To approach; to come near to; to verge. [1913 Webster]

Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly. --Abp. Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

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