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Definitions of frontier

  1. a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country; " the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"
  2. an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development; " he worked at the frontier of brain science"
  3. an international boundary or the area ( often fortified) immediately inside the boundary
  4. on the American frontier; " one of the last real frontier towns"; " hardships of frontier life"
  5. 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.
  6. An outwork.
  7. Lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous; as, a frontier town.
  8. To constitute or form a frontier; to have a frontier; - with on.
  9. The boundary or limit of a country; the most remote settled part of a country, facing an unexplored region.
  10. Pertaining to, or situated near, the boundary of a country.
  11. That part of a country which fronts or faces another country; the confines or extreme part of a country bordering on another country; the marches; the border: a fort; a fortification; " Of pallisadoes, frontiers, parapets."- Shak.: the forehead; " Then on the edges of their bolster'd hair, which standeth crested round their frontiers, and hangeth over their faces."- Stubbes.
  12. Of or pertaining to, or acquired on a frontier: lying on the exterior part: bordering: conterminous; as, a frontier town. " Frontier experience."- IV. Irving. " They thus remained till new dangers made it expedient for Russia to reassemble them, and she formed a frontier militia of their tribes."- Brougham.
  13. To form or constitute a frontier to possess territories bordering on or constituting a frontier- with on or upon.
  14. To place on the frontier: to guard or invest on the frontier. " Now that it is no more a border nor frontiered with enemies."- Spenser.
  15. Boundary of a country.
  16. The border of a country; the confines of civilization.
  17. Connected with or lying on the border.
  18. The confines or extreme part of a country bordering on another country.
  19. The boundary of a country or state; the parts adjacent to a boundary of a country.
  20. Bordering; lying on or near the boundary.
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Usage examples for frontier

  1. For many years Girty was the Deathshead of the frontier – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  2. The French armies, driven back in rout from the Belgian frontier were being pounded to death by the German hordes. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  3. I, on the other hand, will take up my quarters at Mijoux, the French customs station, which is on the frontier about half a dozen kilometres from Gex. – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  4. Another division of the Swedish army was beaten by the Norwegians and driven back over the frontier – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  5. People cross the frontier in order to read and write good books. – Human, All-Too-Human, Part II by Friedrich Nietzsche
  6. He was well known as a bold leader in frontier warfare against the Indians, and had also seen service against the French; besides this, he was a man of the highest moral qualities, which had gained him the respect of his fellow- colonists. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. As I had my British passport I did not feel in the least concerned as to not being allowed to cross the frontier which happened to be at the time in the hands of the Government troops, into Spain. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  8. England has always a frontier war or two on her hands, and I got into one. – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  9. Frontier guards will be maintained, of course. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  10. You stick as close to him as possible until he has reached the frontier – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  11. I will halt a day at Tura, on the frontier of Unyamwezi, for your last word, and your last wish; and now we must part- there is no help for it. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  12. This town is far out upon what was called the frontier long after the frontier has really gone. – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough
  13. They always used to say of him on the Frontier that he bore a charmed life. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  14. Before he reached the age of twenty- one he was named commander in chief of the army on the French frontier – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  15. To- morrow I will try to get you across the frontier – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  16. We had crossed the frontier into France, and the baggage was examined here. – An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton
  17. I know enough of the King of Mauravania to be sure that your life will not be safe if you are not past the frontier before daybreak! – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  18. Some of them ran away if they were near the frontier but Bishop Gregory was in the utmost anxiety about his young nephew Attalus, who had been last heard of as being placed under the charge of a Frank who lived between Treves and Metz. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  19. What the good men of the frontier loved most of all was justice. – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough
  20. We were so broad- minded also, on the frontier – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
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