Definitions for: Boundary

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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