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Definitions of frontier

  1.   on the American frontier; " one of the last real frontier towns"; " hardships of frontier life"
  2.   The border of a country; the confines of civilization.
  3.   An outwork.
  4.   Bordering; lying on or near the boundary.
  5.   The boundary of a country or state; the parts adjacent to a boundary of a country.
  6.   a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country; " the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"
  7.   Boundary of a country.
  8.   Lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous; as, a frontier town.
  9.   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.
  10.   an international boundary or the area ( often fortified) immediately inside the boundary
  11.   The confines or extreme part of a country bordering on another country.
  12.   an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development; " he worked at the frontier of brain science"
  13.   To form or constitute a frontier to possess territories bordering on or constituting a frontier- with on or upon.
  14.   The boundary or limit of a country; the most remote settled part of a country, facing an unexplored region.
  15.   Pertaining to, or situated near, the boundary of a country.
  16.   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.
  17.   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.
  18.   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.
  19.   Connected with or lying on the border.
  20.   To constitute or form a frontier; to have a frontier; - with on.

Quotes of frontier

  1. I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before. – Tadao Ando
  2. It may be proper to observe, that I had now passed the utmost frontier of the white settlements on that border. – William Bartram
  3. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier – Dorthea Brande
  4. Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It began as hackers' rights. Then it became general civil liberties of everybody- government stay away. – Esther Dyson
  5. I am really looking for a chance to direct. I feel like that's kind of the next frontier for me. I know that it's really hard to do, but I feel like I want to have a chance to try and translate something I've written and try and get a tone across. – Dana Fox
  6. Using the commons as a cesspool does not harm the general public under frontier conditions, because there is no public, the same behavior in a metropolis is unbearable. – Garrett Hardin
  7. The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances. – Paul Harris
  8. There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier – Charles Kettering
  9. Poverty is the frontier we have to be able to cross. – Ricardo Lagos
  10. I was just very interested in the American frontier and the growth of capitalism- those enormous fortunes that were being made, more often than not, on the blood of poor people, black people, Indian people. They were the ones who paid very dearly for those great fortunes. – Peter Matthiessen
  11. Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression. – James A. Michener
  12. The tide of immigration in Canada has not been as great as along our frontier They have been able to allow the Indians to live as Indians, which we have not, and do not attempt to force upon them the customs which are distasteful to them. – Nelson A. Miles
  13. Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system as a frontier is that there are no Indians, so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American westward expansion without any of the guilt. – Sarah Zettel

Usage examples for frontier

  1. 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
  2. You stick as close to him as possible until he has reached the frontier – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. England has always a frontier war or two on her hands, and I got into one. ” – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  7. “ 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
  8. Frontier guards will be maintained, of course. ” – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  9. Another division of the Swedish army was beaten by the Norwegians and driven back over the frontier – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  10. “ 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
  11. “ To- morrow I will try to get you across the frontier – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. People cross the frontier in order to read and write good books. ” – Human, All-Too-Human, Part II by Friedrich Nietzsche
  15. “ 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
  16. “ For many years Girty was the Deathshead of the frontier – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  17. We were so broad- minded also, on the frontier – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  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. We had crossed the frontier into France, and the baggage was examined here. ” – An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton
  20. 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

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