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ˌpaɪ əˈnɪərpi·o·neer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pioneer, innovator, trailblazer, groundbreakernoun

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

  2. pioneerverb

    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 upverb

    open up an area or prepare a way

    "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"

  4. initiate, pioneerverb

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

    "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

  5. pioneerverb

    open up and explore a new area

    "pioneer space"

GCIDE

  1. Pioneerverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. pioneernoun

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

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

  2. pioneernoun

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

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

  3. pioneernoun

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

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

  4. pioneernoun

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

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

  5. pioneernoun

    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.

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

  6. pioneerverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pioneernoun

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

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

  2. Pioneernoun

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

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

  3. Pioneer

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of pioneer in a Sentence

  1. Ron Miller:

    Early challenges for entrepreneurs will be that it will require a true pioneer to be the first to step out and take advantage of these new rules. That means, that the individual entrepreneurs who are early adopters will have to figure out the successful and unsuccessful tactics to employ when raising capital from a crowd.

  2. Weinbaum:

    What bull shit-while he was a pioneer in Sci-fi I doubt that Stanley Weinbaum wrote a quote in his life. The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. Put THAT in a Google search. Dave Weinbaum

  3. Carl Palmer:

    Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come, he was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz.

  4. Giuseppe Colasurdo:

    Dr Duke was a true pioneer – a talented and tireless surgeon, a dedicated and inspiring educator, and a friend and mentor to everyone he met.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Letting go is simply, refusing to be intimidated by your/one's past. It is as well, not allowing your past failures or mistakes to affect your present life and the future ahead of you. Do remember, whoever that refuses to let go of his or her past is likely to ruin his or her future. Moreover, if you keep on living in your past. You will become a prisoner of your past rather than a pioneer of your future.

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