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 pioneer pioneer

noun

  • ( ) one of the first colonists or settlers in a new territory  ( pioneer )
    one of the first colonists or settlers in a new territory
     they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them
    they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them
  • ( ) someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art  ( groundbreaker, innovator, pioneer, trailblazer )
    someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
  • verb

  • ( ) open up an area or prepare a way  ( open up, pioneer )
    open up an area or prepare a way
     She pioneered a graduate program for women students
    She pioneered a graduate program for women students
  • open up and explore a new area  ( pioneer )
    open up and explore a new area
     pioneer space
    pioneer space
  • take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of  ( initiate, pioneer )
    take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
     This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants
    This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants


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