Bordered vs Surrounded - What's the difference?

bordered | surrounded |


As verbs the difference between bordered and surrounded

is that bordered is (border) while surrounded is (surround).

bordered

English

Verb

(head)
  • (border)

  • border

    English

    (wikipedia border)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The outer edge of something.
  • the borders of the garden
  • * Bentham
  • upon the borders of these solitudes
  • * Barrow
  • in the borders of death
  • A decorative strip around the edge of something.
  • A strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown.
  • The line or frontier area separating political or geographical regions.
  • * 2013 , Nicholas Watt and Nick Hopkins, Afghanistan bomb: UK to 'look carefully' at use of vehicles(in The Guardian , 1 May 2013)
  • The Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday the men had been killed on Tuesday in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, on the border of Kandahar just north of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.
  • (British) Short form of border morris or border dancing; a vigorous style of traditional English dance originating from villages along the border between England and Wales, performed by a team of dancers usually with their faces disguised with black makeup.
  • Derived terms

    * borderlinking * borderspace, borderspacing

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put a border on something.
  • To lie on, or adjacent to a border.
  • Denmark borders Germany to the south.
  • To touch at a border (with on'' or ''upon ).
  • Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
  • To approach; to come near to; to verge.
  • * Archbishop Tillotson
  • Wit which borders upon profaneness deserves to be branded as folly.

    Derived terms

    * border on * cross-border 1000 English basic words ----

    surrounded

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (surround)

  • surround

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To encircle something or simultaneously extend in all directions.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5 , passage=The hovel stood in the centre of what had once been a vegetable garden, but was now a patch of rank weeds. Surrounding this, almost like a zareba, was an irregular ring of gorse and brambles, an unclaimed vestige of the original common.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=3 citation , passage=Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.}}
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • and this way they get rid of those grand and stubborn opinions that surround them.
  • (label) To enclose or confine something on all sides so as to prevent escape.
  • To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate.
  • (Fuller)

    Synonyms

    *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British) Anything, such as a fence or border, that surrounds something.
  • * 1972 , 670-52042-x, chapter 15, page 283:
  • He drifted through the room, avoiding the furniture by instinct, closed the door that led to the passage, and only then flicked on his flashlight.
    It swept around the room, picking out a desk, a telephone, a wall of bookshelves, and a deep armchair, and finally settled on a handsome fireplace with a large surround of red brick.

    Derived terms

    * surround sound