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Meaning of FRONTIER

Pronunciation:  frun'teer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development; "he worked at the frontier of brain science"
  2. [n]  an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary
  3. [n]  a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country; "the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"

FRONTIER is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: bailiwick, bound, boundary, bounds, branch of knowledge, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field, wild, wilderness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fron"tier\, n. [F. fronti[`e]re, LL. frontaria. See
    1. 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. (Fort.) An outwork. [Obs.]
             Palisadoes, frontiers, parapets.      --Shak.
  2. \Fron"tier\, a.
    1. Lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous; as, a
       frontier town.
    2. Of or relating to a frontier. ``Frontier experience.''
       --W. Irving.
  3. \Fron"tier\, v. i.
    To constitute or form a frontier; to have a frontier; -- with
    on. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.
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