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fron·tier

 (frŭn-tîr′, frŭn′tîr′)
n.
1.
a. An international border.
b. The area along an international border.
2. A region just beyond or at the edge of a settled area.
3. An undeveloped area or field for discovery or research: theories on the frontier of astrophysics.

[Middle English frountier, from Old French frontier, from front, forehead, front; see front.]

frontier

(ˈfrʌntɪə; frʌnˈtɪə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the region of a country bordering on another or a line, barrier, etc, marking such a boundary
b. (as modifier): a frontier post.
2.
a. the edge of the settled area of a country
b. (as modifier): the frontier spirit.
3. (often plural) the limit of knowledge in a particular field: the frontiers of physics have been pushed back.
[C14: from Old French frontiere, from front (in the sense: part which is opposite); see front]

fron•tier

(frʌnˈtɪər, frɒn-; also, esp. Brit., ˈfrʌn tɪər)

n.
1. the part of a country that borders another country; boundary; border.
2. land that forms the furthest extent of a country's settled or inhabited regions.
3. Often, frontiers. the limit of knowledge or the most advanced achievement in a particular field.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or located on the frontier: a frontier town.
[1350–1400; Middle English frounter < Old French frontier, derivative of front front]
fron•tier′less, adj.
fron•tier′like`, adj.
syn: See boundary.

border

frontierboundary
1. 'border'

The border between two countries is the dividing line between them.

They crossed the border into Mexico.
We stayed in a village near the German-Polish border.
2. 'frontier'

A frontier is a border with official points for people to cross, often with guards.

Only three thousand soldiers were guarding the entire frontier.
They introduced stricter frontier controls.

You talk about one country's border or frontier with another.

She lives in a small Dutch town a mile from the border with Germany.
Spain reopened its frontier with Gibraltar.
3. 'boundary'

The boundary of a region or area of land is its outer edge.

There are fences round the boundary of the National Park.

Be Careful!
Don't talk about the 'boundary' of a country. Instead you talk about its borders.

These changes will be felt beyond the borders of Turkey.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frontier - a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a countryfrontier - a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country; "the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"
wild, wilderness - a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
2.frontier - an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary
boundary, bounds, bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
3.frontier - an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development; "he worked at the frontier of brain science"
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"

frontier

noun border, limit, edge, bound, boundary, confines, verge, perimeter, borderline, dividing line, borderland, marches It wasn't difficult to cross the frontier.

frontier

noun
The line or area separating geopolitical units:
Translations
تُخم، تُخوم، أطراف، حُدودحَدحُدودحُدُود
pohraničípohraničnípomezíhranice
grænsegrænse-grænseområde
raja
granica
határterületországhatár
landamæriútmörk byggîarútmörk òekkingar
国境
국경
pasieniotolimiausi apgyvendinti plotai
robežarobežasrobežas-zemes vistālākā apgūtā teritorija
pohraničiepohraničný
meja
gräns
เขตพรมแดน
cepheen uzak oturma bölgesihudutsınır
tiền tuyến

frontier

[ˈfrʌntɪəʳ]
A. N (= border, also fig) → frontera f; (= dividing line) → línea f divisoria
to push back the frontiers of knowledgeensanchar or ampliar los límites del conocimiento
B. CPDfronterizo
frontier dispute Nconflicto m fronterizo
frontier post Npuesto m fronterizo
see also post A3

frontier

[ˈfrʌntɪər ˌfrʌnˈtɪər]
n
(between countries)frontière f
(fig)frontière f
to push back the frontiers of science (= break new ground) → repousser les frontières de la science
modif [town, zone, crossing, controls, guard] → frontalier/ièrefrontier dispute nincident m de frontièrefrontier post nposte m frontièrefrontier technology ntechnologie f de pointe

frontier

nGrenze f, → Landesgrenze f; (= boundary area)Grenzgebiet nt; (fig, of knowledge) → Grenze f; to push back the frontiers of scienceauf wissenschaftliches Neuland vorstoßen

frontier

in cpdsGrenz-;
frontier dispute
frontiersman
n pl <-men> → Grenzbewohner m
frontier station
nGrenzposten m
frontierswoman
n pl <-women> → Grenzbewohnerin f

frontier

[ˈfrʌntɪəʳ] nfrontiera, confine m

frontier

(ˈfrantiə) , ((American) franˈtiər) noun
1. a boundary between countries. We crossed the frontier; (also adjective) a frontier town.
2. the farthest area of land on which people live and work, before the country becomes wild and deserted. Many families went to make a new life on the frontier.
3. the limits or boundaries (of knowledge etc). the frontiers of scientific knowledge.

frontier

حُدُود pohraničí grænse Grenze σύνορο frontera raja frontière granica frontiera 国境 국경 grensgebied grense granica fronteira граница gräns เขตพรมแดน cephe tiền tuyến 国境
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