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FORERUNNER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forerunner mean? 

FORERUNNER (noun)
  The noun FORERUNNER has 3 senses:

1. anything that precedes something similar in time
2. a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
3. an indication of the approach of something or someone

  Familiarity information: FORERUNNER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORERUNNER (noun)


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Meaning:

Anything that precedes something similar in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

forerunner; antecedent

Context example:

phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience

Hypernyms ("forerunner" is a kind of...):

temporal relation (a relation involving time)


Sense 2forerunner [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who goes before or announces the coming of another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

forerunner; precursor

Hypernyms ("forerunner" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forerunner"):

predecessor (one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office))


Sense 3forerunner [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indication of the approach of something or someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

harbinger; herald; forerunner; precursor

Hypernyms ("forerunner" is a kind of...):

indicant; indication (something that serves to indicate or suggest)


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