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Meaning of BOUNDARY

Pronunciation:  'bawnduree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
  2. [n]  the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
  3. [n]  a line determining the limits of an area

BOUNDARY is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bound, bound, bounds, bounds, edge, limit
 See Also: border, border, borderline, boundary line, bourn, bourne, brink, brink, city line, county line, delimitation, demarcation, demarcation line, district line, edge, end, extent, extremity, fringe, frontier, hairline, heat barrier, heliopause, knife-edge, level best, limit, line, lineation, lower bound, margin, maximum, outer boundary, outline, perimeter, periphery, rim, Rubicon, shoreline, surface, thalweg, thermal barrier, threshold, upper bound, utmost, uttermost, verge, verge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bound"a*ry\, n.; pl. {Boundaries} [From {Bound} a
limit; cf. LL. bonnarium piece of land with fixed limits.]
That which indicates or fixes a limit or extent, or marks a
bound, as of a territory; a bounding or separating line; a
real or imaginary limit.

      But still his native country lies Beyond the boundaries
      of the skies.                            --N. Cotton.

      That bright and tranquil stream, the boundary of Louth
      and Meath.                               --Macaulay.

      Sensation and reflection are the boundaries of our
      thoughts.                                --Locke.

Syn: Limit; bound; border; term; termination; barrier; verge;
     confines; precinct.

Usage: {Bound}, {Boundary}. Boundary, in its original and
       strictest sense, is a visible object or mark
       indicating a limit. Bound is the limit itself. But in
       ordinary usage the two words are made interchangeable.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a boundary indicates that something is restricting your growth and hindering your goals. You are being limited.
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