Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Border"

The meaning of "Border" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does “We’ve thrown open the border by rumour."
mean?
Q: What does south of the border mean?
A: South of the border means anything that is south (down ⇩) of something’s border (it can be a country)

Border is a boundary between two things

For example, South Korea is south of the border of North Korea
Q: What does How the borders of ignorance shrank back at their approach! mean?
A: It means how a person’s ignorance shrank back (or pulled away in fear) because of the approach of someone else’s knowledge.
Basically, that persons knowledge was so powerful that the other person couldn’t stay ignorant for long.
Does that help? I hope that makes sense 😅
Q: What does Beyond our national borders mean?
A: Beyond means past. Like beyond the bank = past the bank.
In this sentence it would mean the people who live past our country’s borders / the people who live outside of our country and its borders
Q: What does 'I think that borders on child abuse' mean?
A: The border of something is the edge (the end or beginning) of something. So if something "borders on child abuse" it is almost child abuse, on the edge of being child abuse, or maybe actually child abuse.

Example sentences using "Border"

Q: Please show me example sentences with border facility.
A: You may need to go to a border facility to complete customs and document checks.
Use an inland border facility to check permits before entering Kent.

In the UK, inland border facilities have been set up after Brexit to reduce the pressure at docks so passport and customs checks are completed away from the docks.
Q: Please show me example sentences with border on.
A: That's a little odd. Do you mean "bordering on" or "on the border"? Border on doesn't seem correct to me.

Synonyms of "Border" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between border and frontier ?
A: Border is talking about a specific edge of the country or an area. Something that can be clearly marked. It’s usually an officialproperty line that marks where one country/area begins and another ends. 

The US border with Canada is huge.

Frontier is something more general. It is not a specific line, but an area. It is usually an area or a district near the boarder line. 

Soldiers were guarding the frontier near France. 

Q: What is the difference between "I am at the border of three prefectures--Saitama, Gunma and Tochigi." and "I am at the intersection of the borders of three prefectures--Saitama, Gunma and Tochigi." ?
A: well the difference is 1. Tells you that you are at the border (none specific) 2. Tell you are at the intersection (an intersection is when the roads from different directions meet in to and X, in traffic terms so that could be more specific to where you are then)
Q: What is the difference between border and boundary and frontier ?
A: A border is a physical line where something stops or something is separated from something else. There's a border of stars around the picture, this map show the borders of the states, etc. A boundary can be physical, but also figurative. It also doesn't have to be a law or rule of sorts - it can just be at the edge of something unknown. You have to go beyond the boundary of your strength in order to do this, etc. A frontier can also mean those things, but when I hear it my first thought is a town or village on the edge of the territory or the wilderness.
Q: What is the difference between border and frontier AND boundary ?
A: "They say that space is the final frontier."
"There is a stone wall that marks the eastern boundary of my property."
"There is a long border dividing Russia from Eastern Europe"
Q: What is the difference between borders and coasts and rims and banks ?
A: A border is a line that separates between areas. A coast is where the land meets the ocean. A rim is the edge of something. A bank usually refers to the edges of a river and of course a building which stores money.

Translations of "Border"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? [what does "we made it to the border" mean?]
A: they arived (safely) at the border.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? border son lit
A: tuck in his bed
tuck his bed in
tuck her bed in

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? through the borders ?
A: "I hope I get through the border without any problems"

Poco más natural:
"I hope I get across the border without any problems"

"borders" (plurales) no es común cuando hablamos sobre viajar. Podríamos usarla para discutir la geografía de un pais, por ejemplo, "Mexico has borders with the US and Belize".

Other questions about "Border"

Q: 'The Irish border has been a tricky spot since it was created. Geographically, it’s pretty nuts, with businesses, farms and even houses straddling the dividing line. During the Troubles, the heavy military presence along the frontier made it a flashpoint for violence.' does this sound natural?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: I am at the border of three prefectures--Saitama, Gunma and Tochigi.
My right foot is on Saitama, my left is on Gunma and my left hand is touching the land of Tochigi.

(Could you rewrite my English so that it sounds natural?)
A: Actually, it is perfect as it is!
The only suggestion that I might make is...
"I am at the *intersection of the borders* of... "
Q: He borders his garden with a fence. does this sound natural?
A: It's perfectly natural.
Q: By all/no means should we close the borders.

By all/no means we should close the borders.



Which one is correct? does this sound natural?
A: If you want to say "by no means...", then the first one is more natural, and if you want to say "by all means...", then the second on is more natural ^.^
Q: What is the border between 'Restaurant' and 'Shop'?
A: "Shop" is a more general term for a small, casual store.
There are shops that sell food. It implies a small, specialized market (to buy food to cook yourself).
For example, a cheese shop.
A restaurant is a place where you sit down and are served a meal, usually by a waiter or waitress.
I have heard people refer to McDonald's as a "fast food restaurant" but that always sounds strange to me. Restaurants are places where you are waited on.

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