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English noun: pioneer

1. pioneer (person) someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art


Synonymsgroundbreaker, innovator, trailblazer


Broader (hypernym)conceiver, mastermind, originator

2. pioneer (person) one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory


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


Broader (hypernym)colonist, settler


Narrower (hyponym)backwoodsman, bushman, frontiersman, frontierswoman, mountain man


Instance hyponymBowie, Chapman, James Bowie, Jim Bowie, John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed


English verb: pioneer

1. pioneer (creation) open up an area or prepare a way


SamplesShe pioneered a graduate program for women students.


Synonymsopen up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)innovate, introduce

2. pioneer (creation) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of


SamplesThis South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants.


Synonymsinitiate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Narrower (hyponym)activate, actuate, arrange, attempt, constitute, devise, establish, found, get up, innovate, institute, introduce, machinate, mount, organise, organize, plant, prepare, set about, set off, spark, spark off, stage, strike up, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip, undertake

3. pioneer (cognition) open up and explore a new area


SamplesPioneer space.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)explore









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