see also: Frontier
  • (GA) IPA: /fɹʌnˈtɪɹ/
  • (RP) IPA: /fɹʌnˈtɪə/

frontier (plural frontiers)

  1. The part of a country which borders or faces another country or unsettled region
  2. The most advanced or recent version of something; leading edge.
    the frontier of civilization
  3. (obsolete) An outwork of a fortification.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene iii]:
      thou hast talk'd. Of sallies and retires, of trenches, tents,
      Of palisadoes, frontiers, parapets
Synonyms Translations Adjective
  1. Lying on the exterior part; bordering; coterminous.
    a frontier town
  • Russian: приграни́чный

frontier (frontiers, present participle frontiering; past and past participle frontiered)

  1. (intransitive) To live as pioneers on frontier territory.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To place on the frontier.

Proper noun
  1. An unincorporated community in Koochiching, Minnesota.
  2. A city in North Dakota.
  3. An unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Wyoming.
  4. A village in Saskatchewan.

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