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pioneer

noun

1 pioneer

Someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art.

synonyms: groundbreaker, innovator, trailblazer.

Roget 673: preparation; providing etc. v.; provision, providence; anticipation etc. (foresight) 510; precaution, preconcertation, predisposition; ... show more

Roget 540: teacher, trainer, instructor, institutor, master, tutor, director, Corypheus, dry nurse, coach, grinder, crammer, don; governor, ... show more

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

Roget 234: front; fore, forepart; foreground; face, disk, disc, frontage; facade, proscenium, facia [Lat.], frontispiece; anteriority; obverse ... show more

Dutch: pionier
Polish: innowator, nowator



2 pioneer

One of the first colonists or settlers in a new territory.

Dutch: pioneer, pionierster
Polish: pionier

verb

1 pioneer

Open up an area or prepare a way:
— She pioneered a graduate program for women students.

synonym: open up.

2 pioneer

Take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of:
— This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants.

synonym: initiate.

Dutch: pionieren

3 pioneer

Open up and explore a new area.


Moby thesaurus: Seabee, actuate, advance guard, adventurer, airhead, alpinist, ancestor, announcer, antecedent, astronaut, avant-garde, battle line, be in front, be the front-runner, beachhead, begin, bellwether, blaze the trail, break ground, break the ice ... show more.

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