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Synonyms for frontier
frʌnˈtɪər, frɒn-; also, esp. Brit., ˈfrʌn tɪərfron·tier

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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.

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

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frontiernoun

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

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

  2. frontiernoun

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

  3. frontiernoun

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

    "he worked at the frontier of brain science"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. frontiernoun

    Synonyms:
    confine, border, boundary, COAST, marches, limits

  2. frontieradjective

    Synonyms:
    conterminous, bordering

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How to use frontier in a sentence?

  1. Neil Roberts:

    The Arctic is at the frontier of risk, an insurer’s role is to support commerce.

  2. Eric Oudenot:

    Many (oil majors) consider that buying smaller companies would now be an investment with a higher return than if the majors were doing the frontier exploration themselves.

  3. Li Ka-shing:

    With this extradition law people thought, Okay, that's the last straw, we have to fight. We have to fight in front of this last frontier.

  4. 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.

  5. Elie Honig:

    What the prosecutor is saying is : Let's look at the parents' responsibility, this is really a new frontier.


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