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1 forerunner

A person who goes before or announces the coming of another.

synonym: precursor.

2 forerunner

Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone.

synonyms: harbinger, herald, precursor, predecessor.

Roget 64: precursor, antecedent, precedent, predecessor; forerunner, vancourier, avant-coureur [Fr.], pioneer, prodrome, prodromos, prodromus, outrider; leader, bellwether; ... show more

Dutch: voorbode, voorloper, voorteken
Polish: zwiastun, prognostyk, zapowiedź

3 forerunner

Anything that precedes something similar in time.

synonym: antecedent.

Dutch: precedent

Moby thesaurus: Gabriel, Mahdi, advertisement, advertiser, ancestor, announcement, announcer, antecedent, augury, author, avant-garde, bell cow, bell mare, bellwether, born leader, buccinator, buccinator novi temporis, bushwhacker, charismatic leader, choirmaster ... show more.

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