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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frontier  \Fron"tier\,  v.  i. 
  To  constitute  or  form  a  frontier;  to  have  a  frontier;  --  with 
  on  [Obs.]  --Sir  W.  Temple. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frontier  \Fron"tier\,  n.  [F.  fronti[`e]re,  LL  frontaria  See 
  {Front}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frontier  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frontier 
  adj  :  on  the  American  frontier;  "one  of  the  last  real  frontier 
  towns";  "hardships  of  frontier  life"  [syn:  {frontier(a)}] 
  n  1:  an  international  boundary  or  the  area  along  such  a  boundary 
  2:  a  wilderness  at  the  edge  of  a  settled  area  of  a  country; 
  "the  individualism  of  the  frontier  in  Andrew  Jackson's 
  day" 
  3:  an  undeveloped  field  of  study;  a  topic  inviting  research  and 
  development;  "he  worked  at  the  frontier  of  brain  science" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Frontier,  ND  (city,  FIPS  28720) 
  Location:  46.80038  N,  96.83301  W 
  Population  (1990):  218  (57  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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