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Forerunner

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Noun

1. forerunner, precursor

a person who goes before or announces the coming of another

2. forerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor, predecessor

something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

3. antecedent, forerunner

anything that precedes something similar in time

Example Sentences:
'phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Forerunner

see synonyms of forerunner
noun
1. 
a person or thing that precedes another; precursor
2. 
a person or thing coming in advance to herald the arrival of someone or something; harbinger
3. 
an indication beforehand of something to follow; omen; portent

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Forerunner

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noun
1. 
a person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
2. 
a sign that tells or warns of something to follow; prognostic
3. 
a. 
a predecessor
b. 
an ancestor

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Forerunner

see synonyms of forerunner
n.
1.
a. One that precedes, as in time; a predecessor.
b. An ancestor; a forebear.
2.
a. One that comes before and indicates the approach of another; a harbinger.
b. A warning sign or symptom.
3. One who skis a course before the beginning of a race.

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