Border vs boarder

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A border is a demarcation line which separates two geographic or political areas. A border may also refer to an edge or margin, often ornamental, such as a strip of flowers or bushes that grows along a house, garden or property line. Border may also act as a transitive verb, which takes an object, to describe providing an edge or boundary. As an instransitive verb, which takes no object, border describes something which is adjacent to another thing. Border may also mean on the brink of an extreme condition. Border comes from the mid-fourteenth century Old French word, bordure, which means seam, edge of a shield. Border was first used to describe boundaries between countries in the 1530s, when the word was used to name the area adjoining England and Scotland.

A boarder is a lodger, someone who lives in a residence of some sort where he receives regular meals in exchange for payment. A boarder may live in a home, dorm or other dwelling. A boarding school is one where students reside at the school in converted homes or dorms for the semester. Another use of the word boarder is to describe someone who gains entry to a boat or ship. Finally, a person who surfs, snowboards or skateboards may be referred to as a boarder, though skateboarders are usually called skaters. Boarder comes from the noun, board, which in the late fourteenth sense means table. In the 1520s boarder came to mean one who has food and lodging at the house of another.


Sok Touch, head of the International Relations Institute at the Royal Academy who is conducting border research for the government, said he will begin to study the maps tomorrow and provide an assessment to parliament. (The Phnom Penh Post)

The shelling killed a National Guard soldier in the southern Saudi border area of Nijran, according to a statement on SPA by the Arab coalition which has been bombing Houthi militia and army units loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, which control much of Yemen, since March 26. (Reuters)

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For her early schooling she attended the St Margarets Junior School before becoming a boarder in 1935 at Clyde in Woodend, Victoria (The Sydney Morning Herald)

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