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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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  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. Ray Curry:

    The idea is to pioneer an American-style works council, with a Tennessee flavor.

  2. Johnny Wowk:

    I've been eating and promoting organic foods long before Doctor Oz came on the scene. I'm a pioneer in pushing organics.

  3. Jeff Bezos:

    Someone energized by competitive zeal may select and be happy in one culture, while someone who loves to pioneer and invent may choose another.

  4. 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

  5. Craig Lewis:

    Traditionally, no one would ever dream about planting down there, but you need to pioneer - much like this farm was pioneered more than 100 years ago.

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