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frontier

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

located at or near a border
  • a frontier town with a reputation for vice and lawlessness

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frontier

noun

Synonyms of frontier (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a region along the dividing line between two countries
  • the Apaches were once feared on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico frontier

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2 a rural region that forms the edge of the settled or developed part of a country
  • Alaska has been called America's last frontier

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The first known use of frontier was in the 15th century

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“Frontier.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/frontier. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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