frontier (plural frontiers)
- The part of a country which borders or faces another country or unsettled region
- The most advanced or recent version of something; leading edge.
- the frontier of civilization
- (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
- French: frontière
- German: Grenze, Landesgrenze, Staatsgrenze
- Italian: confine, frontiera
- Portuguese: fronteira
- Russian: грани́ца
- Spanish: frontera
- Lying on the exterior part; bordering; coterminous.
- a frontier town
- Russian: приграни́чный
frontier (frontiers, present participle frontiering; past and past participle frontiered)
- (intransitive) To live as pioneers on frontier territory.
- (transitive, obsolete) To place on the frontier.
- An unincorporated community in Koochiching, Minnesota.
- A city in North Dakota.
- An unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Wyoming.
- A village in Saskatchewan.