Border and Outline


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Border verb – To serve as a border for.
Usage example: that velvet bordered the sleeves on this shirt, until it fell off

Outline is a synonym for border in edge topic. In some cases you can use "Outline" instead the word "Border" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like exclusion, bound on.
Nearby Words: borderline, bordered, bordering, borderland, borderless
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Outline verb – To draw or make apparent the outline of.
Border is a synonym for outline in position topic. Sometimes you can use "Border" instead the word "Outline" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as edge, exclusion.
Nearby Words: outlined, outlining
Synonyms for Outline

How words are described

full full border full outline
long long border long outline
green green border green outline
entire entire border entire outline
Other adjectives: white, thin, former, yellow, fuzzy, hazy, purple.

Both words in one sentence

  • Many official documents, such as passports, have subtle text such as having minuscule writing appear as a border or outline for the document, while one or more of the words in the sentence or line of words is misspelled.
  • Video Game / The Lost World: Jurassic Park The map of Isla Sorna more closely resembles the one◊ from the novel than the one◊ from the film (namely, by having a more square outline and steep sides from being a dormant volcano crater instead of the more jagged border from the film version).
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