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Synonyms for frontier
frʌnˈtɪər, frɒn-; also, esp. Brit., ˈfrʌn tɪər

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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"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. frontier

    The boundary was originally the landmark, that which marked off one piece of territory from another. The bound is the limit, marked or unmarked. Now, however, the difference between the two words has come to be simply one of usage. As regards territory, we speak of the boundaries of a nation or of an estate; the bounds of a college, a ball-ground, etc. Bounds may be used for all within the limits, boundary for the limiting line only. Boundary looks to that which is without; bound only to that which is within. Hence we speak of the bounds, not the boundaries, of a subject, of the universe, etc.; we say the students were forbidden to go beyond the bounds. A barrier is something that bars ingress or egress. A barrier may be a boundary, as was the Great Wall of China. Bourn, or bourne, is a poetical expression for bound or boundary. A border is a strip of land along the boundary. Edge is a sharp terminal line, as where river or ocean meets the land. Limit is now used almost wholly in the figurative sense; as, the limit of discussion, of time, of jurisdiction. Line is a military term; as, within the lines, or through the lines, of an army. Compare BARRIER; END.

    barrier, border, bound, boundary, bourn, bourne, confines, edge, enclosure, landmark, limit, line, marches, marge, margin, term, termination, verge

    center, citadel, estate, inside, interior, land, region, territory

    The boundaries of an estate; the boundary between neighboring territories.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. frontier(n.)

    confine, border, boundary, COAST, marches, limits

  2. frontier(a.)

    conterminous, bordering

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  1. Christian Kruger:

    There is nothing more dangerous for a country than not to know who is within its borders. Shutting the frontier and demanding official documents from a population that is fleeing a dictatorship because of hunger and want only incentivizes irregularities.

  2. Shehrina Kamal:

    We're now dealing with such a new frontier that most supply chain professionals have not encountered this before and its so new that I think a lot of people are struggling to even understand what they can do to deal with it.

  3. Nate Cardozo:

    The MBTA wildly overreacted to the students' proposed presentation, and obtained an 11th hour injunction from a federal court in Boston, preventing them from going on stage, electronic Frontier Foundation represented the students, and 10 days later we convinced the judge to reverse the earlier gag, as it was blatantly unconstitutional.

  4. Thore Kristiansen:

    But this is frontier drilling. Nobody has done it before and there is a high likelihood that we will not find anything, we have applied the same ... models for what we are doing in Portugal. But the reality is that we don't know.

  5. Robert Thompson:

    It's about the settling of the urban frontier as opposed to the geographical frontier, and it's also a great immigration story.

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