What does Frontier mean?

Definitions for Frontier
frʌnˈtɪər, frɒn-; also, esp. Brit., ˈfrʌn tɪərFron·tier

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frontier(noun)

    a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

    "the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"

  2. frontier(noun)

    an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary

  3. frontier(noun)

    an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development

    "he worked at the frontier of brain science"

Wiktionary

  1. frontier(Noun)

    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.

  2. frontier(Adjective)

    Lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous.

    a frontier town

  3. frontier(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a frontier.

  4. Origin: From fronter (whence Modern French frontière), from front.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frontier(noun)

    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

  2. Frontier(noun)

    an outwork

  3. Frontier(adj)

    lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous; as, a frontier town

  4. Frontier(adj)

    of or relating to a frontier

  5. Frontier(verb)

    to constitute or form a frontier; to have a frontier; -- with on

  6. Origin: [F. frontire, LL. frontaria. See Front.]

Freebase

  1. Frontier

    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

  1. Frontier

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. frontier

    The limits or borders of a country.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. frontier

    That part of a country which fronts or faces another country; the marches; the border, confines, or extreme part of a country, bordering on another country; hence, a fortified or guarded position. Also, lying on the exterior part; as, a frontier town. Acquired on a frontier; as, frontier experience.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Frontier' in Nouns Frequency: #2456

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How to say Frontier in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Frontier in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Frontier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Frontier in a Sentence

  1. Tim Johnson:

    This is the last frontier on the planet.

  2. Michael Najjar:

    Space is the final frontier for humankind.

  3. Charles F. Kettering:

    Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier.

  4. Charles Franklin Kettering:

    Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.

  5. Tiffany Bowden:

    Definitely, the District of Columbia is the next frontier for legalization.

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