Definition of Pioneer

1. Noun. Someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art.

Exact synonyms: Groundbreaker, Innovator, Trailblazer
Generic synonyms: Conceiver, Mastermind, Originator
Derivative terms: Innovate



2. Verb. Open up an area or prepare a way. "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"
Exact synonyms: Open Up
Generic synonyms: Innovate, Introduce

3. Noun. One the first colonists or settlers in a new territory. "They went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"

4. Verb. Take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of. "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

5. Verb. Open up and explore a new area. "Pioneer space"
Generic synonyms: Explore

Definition of Pioneer

1. n. A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances.

2. v. t. & i. To go before, and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer.

Definition of Pioneer

1. Noun. One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow ¹

2. Noun. A person who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete military) A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances; a sapper. ¹

4. Noun. A member of any of several European organizations advocating abstinence from alcohol. ¹

5. Noun. (context: Communism) A child of 10–16 years in the former Soviet Union, in the second of the three stages in becoming a member of the Communist Party. ¹

6. Verb. To go before and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pioneer

1. to take part in the beginnings of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Pioneer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"to the pioneer through its patent, because the end lines of the latter were rot parallel to each other. The defendant in error contended that its title was ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"That said pioneer Iron Company, in the month of September, 1859, erected two certain ore furnaces at Negaunee, instead of one furnace, ae contemplated at ..."

3. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"THE OLD pioneer A dirge for the brave old pioneer! Knight-errant of the wood! Calmly beneath the green sod here He rests from field and flood; The war-whoop ..."

4. The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner (1920)
"X pioneer IDEALS AND THE STATE UNIVERSITY * The ideals of a people, their aspirations and ... The rifle and the ax are the symbols of the backwoods pioneer. ..."

5. The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner (1920)
"X pioneer IDEALS AND THE STATE UNIVERSITY * The ideals of a people, their aspirations and ... The rifle and the ax are the symbols of the backwoods pioneer. ..."

6. James Russell Lowell: A Biography by Horace Elisha Scudder (1901)
"The pioneer, January. Sonnet: "Our love is not a fading earthly flower. ... The pioneer, January. A Parable. The United States Magazine and Democratic ..."

7. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1898)
"NC Pickaway County, pioneer and Historical Society of. ... See Michigan pioneer and Historical Society. pioneer collections of the pioneer Society of the ..."

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