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PIONEER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pioneer mean? 

PIONEER (noun)
  The noun PIONEER has 2 senses:

1. someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
2. one the first colonists or settler in a new territory

  Familiarity information: PIONEER used as a noun is rare.


PIONEER (verb)
  The verb PIONEER has 3 senses:

1. open up an area or prepare a way
2. take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
3. open up and explore a new area

  Familiarity information: PIONEER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PIONEER (noun)


Sense 1pioneer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

groundbreaker; innovator; pioneer; trailblazer

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

conceiver; mastermind; originator (someone who creates new things)


Sense 2pioneer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One the first colonists or settler in a new territory

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

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

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

colonist; settler (a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country)

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

bushman (a dweller in the Australian bush country)

backwoodsman; frontiersman; mountain man (a man who lives on the frontier)

frontierswoman (a woman who lives on the frontier)

Instance hyponyms:

Bowie; James Bowie; Jim Bowie (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))

Chapman; John Chapman; Johnny Appleseed (United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845))


PIONEER (verb)


Sense 1pioneer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open up an area or prepare a way

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

pioneer; open up

Context example:

She pioneered a graduate program for women students

Hypernyms (to "pioneer" is one way to...):

innovate; introduce (bring something new to an environment)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2pioneer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

initiate; pioneer

Context example:

This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants

Hypernyms (to "pioneer" is one way to...):

cause; do; make (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pioneer"):

attempt; set about; undertake (enter upon an activity or enterprise)

mount (put up or launch)

arrange; stage (plan, organize, and carry out (an event))

constitute; establish; found; institute; plant (set up or lay the groundwork for)

activate; actuate; set off; spark; spark off; touch off; trigger; trigger off; trip (put in motion or move to act)

innovate; introduce (bring something new to an environment)

strike up (begin)

devise; get up; machinate; organise; organize; prepare (arrange by systematic planning and united effort)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3pioneer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open up and explore a new area

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

pioneer space

Hypernyms (to "pioneer" is one way to...):

explore (travel to or penetrate into)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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