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forerunner

fore·run·ner

forerunner

 
pronunciation:
for ruh nr
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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
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