Definitions for pioneerˌpaɪ əˈnɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pi•o•neerˌpaɪ əˈnɪər(n.)

  1. a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others.

  2. one who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress.

  3. one of a group of foot soldiers detailed to make roads, dig entrenchments, etc., in advance of the main body.

    Category: Military

  4. an organism that successfully establishes itself in a barren area, thus starting an ecological cycle of life.

  5. (v.i.)to act as a pioneer.

  6. (v.t.)to be the first to open or prepare (a way, settlement, etc.).

  7. to take part in the beginnings of; initiate.

  8. to lead the way for (a group); guide.

  9. (adj.)being the earliest or original.

  10. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of pioneers.

  11. being a pioneer.

Origin of pioneer:

1515–25; < MF pionier, OF peonier foot soldier. See peon2, -eer

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pioneer, innovator, trailblazer, groundbreaker(noun)

    someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art

  2. pioneer(verb)

    one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory

    "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"

  3. pioneer, open up(verb)

    open up an area or prepare a way

    "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"

  4. initiate, pioneer(verb)

    take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

    "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

  5. pioneer(verb)

    open up and explore a new area

    "pioneer space"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pioneer(noun)ˌpaɪ əˈnɪər

    sb who does sth new or discovers sth in a particular area of knowledge

    pioneers in the world of genetic engineering

  2. pioneerˌpaɪ əˈnɪər

    sb who travels to a place that nobody has been before

    pioneers in space travel

  3. pioneer(verb)ˌpaɪ əˈnɪər

    to discover and develop a new way of doing sth

    the doctor who pioneered the technique

Wiktionary

  1. pioneer(Noun)

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

  2. pioneer(Noun)

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

  3. pioneer(Noun)

    A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances; a sapper.

  4. pioneer(Noun)

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

  5. pioneer(Noun)

    A child of 1016 years in the former Soviet Union, in the second of the three stages in becoming a member of the Communist Party.

  6. pioneer(Verb)

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

  7. Origin: From pionier, peonier, from peon (modern French: pion). See pawn in chess.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pioneer(noun)

    a soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances

  2. Pioneer(noun)

    one who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow; as, pioneers of civilization; pioneers of reform

  3. Pioneer

    to go before, and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer

Freebase

  1. Pioneer

    Pioneer is a village in Williams County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,369 at the 2010 census.


Translations for pioneer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pioneer(noun)

a person who goes to a new, often uninhabited or uncivilized (part of a) country to live and work there

The American pioneers; (also adjective) a pioneer family.

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