What does pioneer mean?

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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"


  1. Pioneerverb

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


  1. pioneernoun

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

  2. pioneernoun

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

  3. pioneernoun

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

  4. pioneernoun

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

  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.

  6. pioneerverb

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

  7. 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

  2. Pioneernoun

    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. Etymology: [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.]

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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. Charlie Sifford:

    Charlie Sifford also received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for Charlie Sifford career as a pioneer. Charlie Sifford often attended the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, not far from Charlie Sifford home in Ohio. During an interview with the AP in 2000, Charlie Sifford said Charlie Sifford was proud of the role in played in making the PGA Tour accessible to blacks.'' If I hadn't acted like a professional when they sent me out, if I did something crazy, there would never be any blacks playing.

  2. David Einhorn:

    Pioneer is burning cash and its reserves are not growing.

  3. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein:

    She was a pioneer member from our congregation, lori had unconditional love for all.

  4. 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.

  5. Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel:

    It’s less about revenge and more about specific deterrence, i saw Gawker pioneer a unique and incredibly damaging way of getting attention by bullying people even when there was no connection with the public interest.

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