Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
forerunner

fore·run·ner

forerunner

pronunciation:
for ruh nr
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one that came before; ancestor; predecessor; precursor.
 
synonyms:
ancestor, precursor, predecessor
similar words:
antecedent, forebear, forefather, progenitor, prototype
definition 2: something that signals or gives notice of what is to come; omen; harbinger.
synonyms:
harbinger, herald, omen, presage, sign
similar words:
augury, foretoken, portent, precursor, prognostic
Word Explorer
See
  tradition