a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
"the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"
an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary
an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development
"he worked at the frontier of brain science"
That part of a country which fronts or faces another country or an unsettled region; the marches; the border, confine, or extreme part of a country, bordering on another country; the border of the settled and cultivated part of a country; as, the frontier of civilization.
Lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous.
a frontier town
Of or relating to a frontier.
Origin: From fronter (whence Modern French frontière), from front.
that part of a country which fronts or faces another country or an unsettled region; the marches; the border, confine, or extreme part of a country, bordering on another country; the border of the settled and cultivated part of a country; as, the frontier of civilization
lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous; as, a frontier town
of or relating to a frontier
to constitute or form a frontier; to have a frontier; -- with on
Origin: [F. frontire, LL. frontaria. See Front.]
A frontier is the political and geographical areas near or beyond a boundary. The term came from French in the 15th century, with the meaning "borderland"—the region of a country that fronts on another country. The word "frontier" also means a region at the edge of a settled area, especially in North American development. It is a transition zone where explorers, pioneers and settlers were arriving. That is, as pioneers moved into the "frontier zone", they were changed by the encounter. That is what Frederick Jackson Turner calls "the significance of the frontier." For example, Turner argues that, in United States' 1893, one change was that unlimited free land in this zone was available, and thus offered the psychological sense of unlimited opportunity. This, in turn, had many consequences such as optimism, future orientation, shedding of restraints due to land scarcity, and wastefulness of natural resources.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
front′ēr, n. the boundary of a territory: (Shak.) an outwork.—adj. lying on the frontier: bordering.—v.t. (Spens.) to place on the frontier.—n. Front′iersman, one settled on the borders of a country. [O. Fr. frontier—L. frons.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Frontier' in Nouns Frequency: #2456
The numerical value of Frontier in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Frontier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
The biology of olfaction is still a frontier of science, very connected to the frontier of neuroscience.
I think the next frontier is the cultural frontier, which is getting perfectly acceptable images of people with disabilities out there in the world.
This continent in many ways represents a frontier for the Church, inter-religious dialogue is tested every day and young Churches there are growing.
We stand today on the edge of a new frontier-the frontier of the 1960s-a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils-a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.
Images & Illustrations of Frontier
Translations for Frontier
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حدود, حدArabic
- граница, граниченBulgarian
- fronterer, fronteraCatalan, Valencian
- pohraničí, pomezíCzech
- frontiera, confineItalian
- 境界, 国境, フロンティアJapanese
- ជាយដែន, ទល់ដែនKhmer
- pierobeža, robežaLatvian
- окраинный, приграничный, граница, рубеж, окраинаRussian
Get even more translations for Frontier »
Find a translation for the Frontier definition in other languages:
Select another language: