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Synonyms for BOUNDARY
ˈbaʊn də ri, -dri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boundary, bound, bounds(noun)

    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

    Synonyms:
    bound, saltation, edge, bounce, spring, bounds, limit, leaping, leap, boundary

  2. boundary, edge, bound(noun)

    a line determining the limits of an area

    Synonyms:
    bound, saltation, edge, bounce, spring, bounds, limit, leaping, boundary, border, leap, sharpness

  3. limit, bound, boundary(noun)

    the greatest possible degree of something

    "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"

    Synonyms:
    terminus ad quem, terminal point, edge, point of accumulation, demarcation, bound, spring, leap, limit point, demarcation line, saltation, bounce, bounds, boundary, leaping, limit, limitation

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. boundary

    The boundary was originally the landmark, that which marked off one piece of territory from another. The bound is the limit, marked or unmarked. Now, however, the difference between the two words has come to be simply one of usage. As regards territory, we speak of the boundaries of a nation or of an estate; the bounds of a college, a ball-ground, etc. Bounds may be used for all within the limits, boundary for the limiting line only. Boundary looks to that which is without; bound only to that which is within. Hence we speak of the bounds, not the boundaries, of a subject, of the universe, etc.; we say the students were forbidden to go beyond the bounds. A barrier is something that bars ingress or egress. A barrier may be a boundary, as was the Great Wall of China. Bourn, or bourne, is a poetical expression for bound or boundary. A border is a strip of land along the boundary. Edge is a sharp terminal line, as where river or ocean meets the land. Limit is now used almost wholly in the figurative sense; as, the limit of discussion, of time, of jurisdiction. Line is a military term; as, within the lines, or through the lines, of an army. Compare BARRIER; END.

    Synonyms:
    barrier, border, bound, bourn, bourne, confines, edge, enclosure, frontier, landmark, limit, line, marches, marge, margin, term, termination, verge

    Antonyms:
    center, citadel, estate, inside, interior, land, region, territory

    Preposition:
    The boundaries of an estate; the boundary between neighboring territories.

Editors Contribution

  1. electron cloud

    an electron cloud is the are around the nucleus and limits the area where the electrons can move.

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  
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    Submitted by anonymous on January 12, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boundary(n.)

    Synonyms:
    limit, border, confine, bourn, bound, verge, term, termination

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boundary(n)

    Synonyms:
    circumference, periphery, bound, limit, border, term, confines, precinct, bourn, march, marge

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How to use BOUNDARY in a sentence?

  1. Akram Al Deek:

    Human by nature, German by nationality, Jordanian by birth, Palestinian by descent, and writing in English, I have severe problems answering to the question “Where Are You From?” Such question boxes one within a boundary and asks you to name geographies and places on the geopolitical map of the world whereby it inhales you to be associated with the whereabouts of an accident called birth, or an absent presence that is called History. On the one hand, having to state singular places therefore surely glorifies the triumphalism of geography and cultural borderlines; on the other, it marginalises the celebration of multiple cultural experiences. No singular or brief answer will ever suffice to answer such question. It is rather the transitory metamorphoses throughout various and diverse cultural experiences that count.

  2. Alan Turing:

    Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.

  3. Markus Hofmeyr:

    Our priority is to move the animals from 'hot spots' near the boundary fence.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    True love/Ideal love sees no difference nor colour, knows no race nor boundary. Even sex, religion, tribe nor language doesn't matter to him or her. Are you the one?

  5. Jason Dittmann:

    It's very interesting to me that we have just discovered a super-Earth right up against that boundary, the fact that the planet is rocky and in its star's habitable zone also raises its intrigue, because we may now have a planet suitable for the search for life as well.


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