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frontier

fron·tier

frontier

 
 
pronunciation:
fruhn tir
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a border between two countries, or the area close on either side.
There have been reports of fighting along the frontier between the two countries.
synonyms:
border
similar words:
bound, boundary
definition 2: (sometimes pl.) the outer or furthest reaches, as of settlement, exploration, or knowledge.
The frontier held out the promise of prosperity for many settlers.These scientists are exploring the frontiers of biology.
synonyms:
border
similar words:
bound, boundary, hinterland, limits, outpost, vanguard
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, or typical of human settlements at the edge of the wilderness.
This structure is typical of a frontier fort.
similar words:
pioneer