Meaning of BOUNDARY in English

BOUNDARY

noun

1 line that marks the limits of a place

ADJECTIVE

▪ common

▪ northern , southern , etc.

▪ national , state

▪ territorial

▪ district , parish ( esp. BrE )

▪ geographic ( esp. AmE ), geographical

VERB + BOUNDARY

▪ have

▪ form , mark

The river forms the ~.

▪ share

▪ draw , establish , fix , set

The ~ was fixed just south of the farm.

▪ redraw

BOUNDARY + NOUN

▪ fence , hedge ( esp. BrE ), line , wall

▪ dispute

a ~ dispute between Brazil and Paraguay

PREPOSITION

▪ across the ~ , over the ~

They drove across the ~.

▪ along the ~

We continued along the southern ~ of the county.

▪ at the ~ , on the ~

We had to stop at the ~.

on the ~ of the two countries

▪ beyond the ~

She had never strayed beyond the city boundaries.

▪ within the ~s

within the boundaries of the old city walls

▪ ~ between

the ~ between Sussex and Surrey

▪ ~ with

The state has a ~ with Ontario.

2 limit

ADJECTIVE

▪ traditional

VERB + BOUNDARY

▪ cross

This job crosses the traditional ~ between social work and health care.

▪ extend , push , push back

research which extends the boundaries of human knowledge

▪ overstep

▪ establish

▪ define

▪ blur

The Internet has blurred the ~ between news and entertainment.

PREPOSITION

▪ across ~s

His policies appeal across party political boundaries.

▪ beyond the ~s

This goes beyond the boundaries of what is accepted.

▪ on the ~

on the ~ of physics and chemistry

▪ within the ~s

the importance of keeping within the boundaries of the law

▪ ~ between

the ~ between sanity and insanity

PHRASES

▪ the boundaries of taste

In her performance she had clearly overstepped the boundaries of good taste.

▪ sb/sth knows no boundaries

His passion for the arts knows no boundaries.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .