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Definition 1: one of the first colonists or settlers in a new territory - [noun denoting person]

Samples where pioneer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(pioneer is a kind of ...) a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country

(... is a kind of pioneer ) a dweller in the Australian bush country

(... is a kind of pioneer ) a man who lives on the frontier

(... is a kind of pioneer ) a woman who lives on the frontier

(... is an instance of pioneer) United States pioneer and hero of the Texas revolt against Mexico; he shared command of the garrison that resisted the Mexican attack on the Alamo where he died (1796-1836)

(... is an instance of pioneer) United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)

Definition 2: someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pioneer in the sense of this definition

(pioneer is a kind of ...) someone who creates new things

Definition 3: open up and explore a new area - [verb of cognition]

Samples where pioneer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pioneer space

(pioneer is a kind of ...) travel to or penetrate into

"explore unknown territory in biology"

Definition 4: open up an area or prepare a way - [verb of creation]

Samples where pioneer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pioneered a graduate program for women students

Synonyms for pioneer in the sense of this definition

(pioneer is a kind of ...) bring something new to an environment

"A new word processor was introduced"

Definition 5: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of - [verb of creation]

Samples where pioneer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants

Synonyms for pioneer in the sense of this definition

(pioneer is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(... is a kind of pioneer ) begin

"strike up a conversation" "strike up a friendship"

(... is a kind of pioneer ) bring something new to an environment

"A new word processor was introduced"

(... is a kind of pioneer ) put in motion or move to act

"trigger a reaction" "actuate the circuits"

(... is a kind of pioneer ) set up or lay the groundwork for

"establish a new department"

(... is a kind of pioneer ) plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

"the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"

(... is a kind of pioneer ) put up or launch

"mount a campaign against pornography"

(... is a kind of pioneer ) enter upon an activity or enterprise

(... is a kind of pioneer ) arrange by systematic planning and united effort

"machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

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