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  • n. A person who resides near a border.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who dwells on a border, or at the extreme part or confines of a country, region, or tract of land; one who dwells near to a place or region.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who dwells on a border, or at the extreme part or confines of a country, region, or tract of land; one who dwells near to a place.
  • n. One who approaches near to another in any relation.
  • n. One who makes borders or bordering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England)


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  • The closer to Scotland they lived, the more suspicious they often were, and, though not a borderer, Lord Hotham certainly was a Yorkshireman.


  • The Lancaster forces were routed and King Henry, the poor wandering lost King Henry who does not know fully where he is, even when he is in his palace at Whitehall, has run away into the moors of Northumberland, a price on his head as if he were an outlaw, without attendants, without friends, without even followers, like a borderer rebel as wild as a chough.

    The White Queen

  • Sir John de Walton having alighted from his horse, asked Greenleaf what had passed during his absence; the old archer thought it his duty to say that a minstrel, who seemed like a Scotchman, or wandering borderer, had been admitted into the castle, while his son, a lad sick of the pestilence so much talked of, had been left for a time at the Abbey of Saint Bride.

    Castle Dangerous

  • The bold borderer made this declaration with the same provoking degree of coolness which predominated in his whole demeanour, and was indeed his principal attribute.

    Castle Dangerous

  • The spot where the borderer Turnbull had made his escape at the hunting match, was one specimen of this broken country, and perhaps connected itself with the various thickets and passes through which the knight and pilgrim occasionally seemed to take their way, though that ravine was at a considerable distance from their present route.

    Castle Dangerous

  • HUNTER: This is how pet store owner and dog borderer Marcia Habib starts her day, checking the Internet for recalls for both wet and dry pet food.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2007

  • They were a borderer people of Rome, sometimes inside the borders and sometimes outside. SUIOGOTHIC.

  • "Barbarism is the natural state of mankind," the borderer said, still staring somberly at the Cimmerian.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • The cold snow-drop, that little borderer on the skirts of winter, was to be seen with its chaste white blossoms in the small gardens before the cottages.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • It was a fine home for a borderer—no bastle house, but still, a large cottage.

    Tempted by Your Touch


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