- The dividing line or location between two areas.
- (Cricket) A score of 4 or 6 runs, occasioned by the ball being hit across the boundary (with or without bouncing).
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
BOUNDARY, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two
nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary
rights of the other.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
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.
That bright and tranquil stream, the boundary of
Louth and Meath.
Sensation and reflection are the boundaries of our
Syn. -- Limit; bound; border; term; termination; barrier; verge;
confines; precinct. 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.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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