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pioneer

pi·o·neer

pioneer

 
 
pronunciation:
paI nir
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who is one of the first in a culture to explore or live in a place.
During the 19th century, American pioneers traveled to the West in covered wagons.
synonyms:
explorer, settler
definition 2: a person or organization that is the first to do something.
The United States and Russia were pioneers in space travel.
similar words:
leader, pacemaker
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pioneered, pioneering, pioneers
definition: to be the first one to explore an area of activity or research; to open the way for others.
Susan B. Anthony pioneered in the fight for women's rights.
similar words:
lead