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pioneer

pi·o·neer

pioneer

 
pronunciation:
paI nir
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who explores or goes to live in a place previously unexplored or uninhabited by many of his or her culture.
synonyms:
explorer, frontiersman, settler, trailblazer
similar words:
pathfinder
definition 2: a person, organization, or the like that is among the first in anything.
a pioneer in genetic engineering
synonyms:
innovator, pathfinder, trailblazer
similar words:
leader, pacemaker, pacesetter
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pioneered, pioneering, pioneers
definition: to explore or settle new territory, or to be among the earliest in some new enterprise, research, or the like.
synonyms:
explore, innovate
similar words:
lead
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to make contributions to the beginnings or early development of.
She pioneered the study of radioactivity.
synonyms:
initiate, innovate
similar words:
blaze, establish, explore, found, inaugurate, institute, introduce, originate
definition 2: to explore, go to live in, or contribute to the development of (a sparsely populated region).
synonyms:
explore, settle
similar words:
develop
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or typical of a person or people who go to live in sparsely populated regions, innovate, or explore.
synonyms:
adventurous, bold, creative, innovative, venturesome
definition 2: new and daring; innovative.
a pioneer manufacturing process
synonyms:
bold, creative, daring, innovative
similar words:
avant-garde