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Synonyms for boundary
ˈbaʊn də ri, -dribound·a·ry

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boundary, bound, boundsnoun

    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

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

  2. boundary, edge, boundnoun

    a line determining the limits of an area

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

  3. limit, bound, boundarynoun

    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, leaping, limit, limitation

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boundarynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boundarynoun

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

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How to use boundary in a sentence?

  1. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville:

    America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement. No natural boundary seems to be set to the efforts of man and in his eyes what is not yet done is only what he has not attempted to do. - from Democracy in America

  2. Photographer Tom King:

    It's important to show that they're just, in my opinion, vulnerable young men on the boundary between adolescence and adulthood and trying to work out what they're supposed to be doing in life, and at that point they've got this thing going on around them, just this crazy amount of violence, and people like them are getting pulled in.

  3. Jeffrey Swanson:

    It’s an elastic boundary, a rubber ruler, about 48 million people in the U.S. have some kind of diagnosable mental illness.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    True/ideal love sees no difference/colour, knows no race/boundary. Even sex/religion/tribe/language doesn't matter to him/her. Are you one?

  5. Cicero:

    Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.


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