What is frontier?

  • (noun): An international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A frontier is the political and geographical areas near or beyond a boundary. The term came from French in the 15th century, with the meaning "borderland"—the region of a country that fronts on another country (see also marches).

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Alkarl - Reception
... out of 10 RPGFan 75% RPGamer 7 out of 10 As of 2008, SaGa Frontier has sold over one million copies in Japan ... In 2000, SaGa Frontier was voted the 18th best PlayStation game of all time by the editors of Famitsu magazine ... SaGa Frontier received mostly mixed or average reviews in North America ...
Frontier, Saskatchewan - Climate
... Climate data for Frontier Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) 13 (55) 19 (66) 22.5 (72.5) 30 (86) 35 (95) 37.5 (99 ...
Frontier Circus
... For the NBC program similarly named, see Frontier (1955 TV series) ... Frontier Circus James Barton in "The Clan MacDuff" episode, 1962 Genre Western Written by Samuel A ... Monaural Original run October 5, 1961 (1961-10-05) – September 6, 1962 (1962-09-06) Frontier Circus is an American Western television series about a ...
Waterways Of West Virginia - Military Craft and First Packet Trade
... Between the hostile "Old Frontier" Indians and river pirates, the outrage by eastern investors to the frontier reached a point that something had to be done ... The order was given to build a new frontier army and boats for logistics support ...
Frontier Justice (TV Series)
... For the NBC western anthology, see Frontier (1955 TV series) ... Frontier Justice is a CBS television Western anthology series which had thirty-one telecasts over the summers of 1958, 1959, and 1961 ...

More definitions of "frontier":

  • (noun): A wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country.
    Example: "The individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"
  • (noun): An undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development.
    Example: "He worked at the frontier of brain science"

Famous quotes containing the word frontier:

    What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one.... It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one—which is really the realm of the artist.
    Frederico Fellini (b. 1920)

    It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.
    Edward Dahlberg (1900–1977)