1 (BrE) border between countries

Neither country would guarantee the integrity of their common frontier.

eastern, northern, etc.

There were very few border controls on the south-western frontier.

Franco-Spanish, French-Spanish, etc.

The army crossed the frontier in the middle of the night.

control, defend, guard

The rebels control the frontier and the surrounding area.

controls, post
across the frontier

The weapons were smuggled across the frontier.

along the frontier

an army grouping along the frontier

at the frontier

There was an army checkpoint at the frontier.

on the frontier

people living on the German frontier

over the frontier

They were forced to retreat back over the frontier.

frontier between

the frontier between India and Pakistan

frontier with

France's frontier with Germany

2 the frontier the edge of land that is known

America's wild frontier

province, settlement, town
mentality, spirit
3 border between what we know and do not know
final, last

Space is the final frontier for us to explore.

advance, expand, extend, open, push back

The scientists' work will push back the frontiers of physics.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • frontier — [frun tir′; ] also [ fräntir′] n. [ME frontere < OFr frontier < front: see FRONT1] 1. the border between two countries 2. ☆ a) that part of a settled, civilized country which lies next to an unexplored or undeveloped region b) the… …   English World dictionary

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