American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something that indicates a border or limit.
- n. The border or limit so indicated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which serves to indicate the bounds or limits of anything; hence, a limiting or bounding line; a bound: as, the horizon is the boundary of vision; the northern boundary of the United States.
- n. Synonyms Boundary, Bound, Border, Confine, Frontier. A boundary, in its stricter sense, is a visible mark indicating a dividing-line between two things, or it is that line itself; it marks off a given thing from other things like in kind, as one field or country from another. A bound, on the other hand, is the limit or furthest point of extension of one given thing, that which limits it not being specially considered; it can be used of that which is not limited by anything like in kind: as, the boundaries of a field, but the bounds of space; the boundaries of a science, but the bounds of knowledge. Hence the figurative uses of bound: as, “I believe I speak within bounds,” where boundaries would be absurd. Thus, the bounds of a parish may be defined by certain marks or boundaries, as heaps of stones, dikes, hedges, streams, etc., separating it from the adjoining parishes. But the two words are often interchangeable. A border is a belt or band of territory lying along a bound or boundary. A confine is the region at or near the edge, and generally a narrower margin than a border. A frontier is a border viewed as a front or place of entrance: as, he was met at the frontier. The word is used most in connection with military operations: as, their frontiers were well protected by fortresses.
- n. The dividing line or location between two areas.
- n. cricket An edge or line marking an edge of the playing field.
- n. cricket An event whereby the ball is struck and either touches or passes over a boundary (with or without bouncing), usually resulting in an award of 4 (a four) or 6 (a six) runs respectively for the batting team.
- n. topology (of a set) the set of points in the closure of a set , not belonging to the interior of that set.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which indicates or fixes a limit or extent, or marks a bound, as of a territory; a bounding or separating line; a real or imaginary limit.
- n. a line determining the limits of an area
- n. the greatest possible degree of something
- n. the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
- Old French, from Latin (Wiktionary)
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“The term boundary fence -- not a wall, people can hide behind walls -- was a misnomer.”
“The term boundary fence — not a wall, people can hide behind walls — was a misnomer.”
“One example is the use of the word "boundary," meaning a shot that's gone over the boundary for four or six runs.”
“IIRC, the closest a rig has been (in Cuban waters) to the US-Cuban economic boundary is over 25 Km. Nobody, but NOBODY drills an exploratory well with a 25 Km lateral departure.”
“A woman who crosses the one social boundary is presumed to have crossed all others, too.”
“The northern boundary is not so obvious as the area between Arlingbachweg, a narrow lane, and the Arlingbach stream is heavily wooded.”
“If the quantum-classical boundary is non-random yet lawless, then an explanation for free will exists which conforms to the perceptions of the people who exercise it.”
“Such a sharp distinction — either compelling or irrational — suggests a difficulty in boundary cases.”
“Holding the line on the existing urban growth boundary is likely to be a controversial proposition.”
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