What does pioneer mean?

Definitions for pioneerˌpaɪ əˈnɪər

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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"


  1. Pioneer(v. t. & i.)

    to take part in the early development of; to break ground in; to invent or originate.


  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

  4. Origin: [F. pionier, orig., a foot soldier, OF. peonier, fr. OF. peon a foot soldier, F. pion. See Pawn in chess.]


  1. Pioneer

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pioneer

    pī-ō-nēr′, n. one of a party of soldiers who clear the road before an army, sink mines, &c.: one who goes before to prepare the way for others.—v.t. to act as pioneer to.—ns. Pī′oner (Shak.), a pioneer; Pī′oning (Spens.), the work of pioneers: military works. [O. Fr. peonier (Fr. pionnier)—pion, a foot-soldier—Low L. pedo, pedonis, a foot-soldier—L. pes, pedis, a foot.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pioneer in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pioneer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yossi Cadan:

    The United States will probably not be the pioneer here.

  2. David Einhorn:

    Pioneer is burning cash and its reserves are not growing.

  3. Perry Brass:

    Perry Brass is a pioneer of gay literature," ForeWord Magazine

  4. Tim Pawlenty:

    Pawlenty eyes run for Franken’s Senate seat -Twin Cities Pioneer Press:.

  5. Sarah Thomas:

    I didnt set out to first or a pioneer, but I will embrace it if it does happen.

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