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predecessor

noun

1 predecessor

One who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office).

Dutch: voorganger
Polish: poprzednik



2 predecessor

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

synonyms: forerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor.

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


Moby thesaurus: ancestor, ancestors, announcer, antecedent, antecedents, ascendants, avant-garde, bellwether, buccinator, bushwhacker, elders, explorer, fathers, forebear, forebears, forefather, forefathers, foregoer, forerunner, front runner ... show more.

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