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pi·o·neer

 (pī′ə-nîr′)
n.
1. One who ventures into unknown or unclaimed territory to settle.
2. One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development: a pioneer in aviation.
3. A soldier who performs construction and demolition work in the field to facilitate troop movements.
4. A species that is typically among the first to become established in a bare, open, or disturbed area.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of early settlers: the pioneer spirit.
2. Leading the way; trailblazing: a pioneer treatment for cancer.
v. pi·o·neered, pi·o·neer·ing, pi·o·neers
v.tr.
1.
a. To venture into (an area) or prepare (a way): rockets that pioneered outer space.
b. To settle (a region).
2. To initiate or participate in the development of: surgeons who pioneered organ transplants.
v.intr.
To act as a pioneer: pioneered in development of the laser.

[French pionnier, from Old French peonier, foot soldier, from peon, from Medieval Latin pedō, pedōn-, from Late Latin, one who has broad feet, from Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pioneer

(ˌpaɪəˈnɪə)
n
1.
a. a colonist, explorer, or settler of a new land, region, etc
b. (as modifier): a pioneer wagon.
2. an innovator or developer of something new
3. (Military) military a member of an infantry group that digs entrenchments, makes roads, etc
4. (Environmental Science) ecology the first species of plant or animal to colonize an area of bare ground
vb
5. to be a pioneer (in or of)
6. (tr) to initiate, prepare, or open up: to pioneer a medical programme.
[C16: from Old French paonier infantryman, from paon pawn2; see also peon1]

Pioneer

(ˌpaɪəˈnɪə)
n
1. a total abstainer from alcoholic drink, esp a member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association, a society devoted to abstention
2. (Astronautics) any of a series of US spacecraft that studied the solar system, esp Pioneer 10, which made the first flyby of Jupiter (1973), and Pioneer 11, which made the first flyby of Saturn (1979)

pi•o•neer

(ˌpaɪ əˈnɪər)

n.
1. a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others.
2. one who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress.
3. one of a group of foot soldiers detailed to make roads, dig entrenchments, etc., in advance of the main body.
4. an organism that successfully establishes itself in a barren area, thus starting an ecological cycle of life.
v.i.
5. to act as a pioneer.
v.t.
6. to be the first to open or prepare (a way, settlement, etc.).
7. to take part in the beginnings of; initiate.
8. to lead the way for (a group); guide.
adj.
9. being the earliest or original.
10. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of pioneers.
11. being a pioneer.
[1515–25; < Middle French pionier, Old French peonier foot soldier. See peon2, -eer]

pioneer


Past participle: pioneered
Gerund: pioneering

Imperative
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Present
I pioneer
you pioneer
he/she/it pioneers
we pioneer
you pioneer
they pioneer
Preterite
I pioneered
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Present Continuous
I am pioneering
you are pioneering
he/she/it is pioneering
we are pioneering
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Present Perfect
I have pioneered
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he/she/it has pioneered
we have pioneered
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Past Continuous
I was pioneering
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he/she/it was pioneering
we were pioneering
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Past Perfect
I had pioneered
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Future
I will pioneer
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Future Perfect
I will have pioneered
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Future Continuous
I will be pioneering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pioneering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pioneering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pioneering
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Conditional
I would pioneer
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Past Conditional
I would have pioneered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pioneer - someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or artpioneer - someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
conceiver, mastermind, originator - someone who creates new things
2.pioneer - one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"
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
colonist, settler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
Verb1.pioneer - open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"
innovate, introduce - bring something new to an environment; "A new word processor was introduced"
2.pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
strike up - begin; "strike up a conversation"; "strike up a friendship"
innovate, introduce - bring something new to an environment; "A new word processor was introduced"
activate, actuate, set off, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip - put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
institute, establish, found, plant, constitute - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
stage, arrange - plan, organize, and carry out (an event); "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"
mount - put up or launch; "mount a campaign against pornography"
undertake, attempt, set about - enter upon an activity or enterprise
machinate, devise, prepare, organise, organize, get up - arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
3.pioneer - open up and explore a new area; "pioneer space"
explore - travel to or penetrate into; "explore unknown territory in biology"

pioneer

noun
1. founder, leader, developer, innovator, founding father, trailblazer one of the pioneers in embryology work
2. settler, explorer, colonist, colonizer, frontiersman abandoned settlements of early European pioneers
verb
1. develop, create, launch, establish, start, prepare, discover, institute, invent, open up, initiate, originate, take the lead on, instigate, map out, show the way on, lay the groundwork on the scientist who invented and pioneered DNA tests

pioneer

noun
A person instrumental in the growth of something, especially in its early stages:
adjective
Preceding all others in time:
Translations
رائِد، مُعَمِّر الأراضي الأوَّلطَليعي، من الأوائِليَكون أوَّل من، يَكون الطَّليعي
pionýrprobojovávatprůkopník
foregangsmandpioner
úttörõ
frumherjilandnemivera brautryîjandi
būti pradininkupionieriusskinti kelią
būt celmlauzim, būt pirmajamcelmlauzispionieris, celmlauzis
pionierpionierskypriekopník
pionir
öncüöncülük etmek

pioneer

[ˌpaɪəˈnɪəʳ]
A. N (= explorer) → explorador(a) m/f, pionero/a m/f; (= early settler) → colonizador(a) m/f, pionero/a m/f; (= initiator) → pionero/a m/f, precursor(a) m/f (Mil) → zapador(a) m/f
he was a pioneer in the study of batsfue uno de los primeros en estudiar los murciélagos
B. VT [+ technique] → ser el/la primero/a en utilizar
he pioneered the use of vitamin B in the treatment of mental illnessfue el primero en utilizar la vitamina B para el tratamiento de enfermedades mentales
D. CPD pioneer corps Ncuerpo m de zapadores
pioneer work Ntrabajo m pionero

pioneer

[ˌpaɪəˈnɪər]
n
(= explorer) → pionnier/ière m/f
(= early settler) → pionnier/ière m/f
(fig)pionnier/ière m/f
a pioneer of sth → un pionnier de qch or une pionnière de qch
the early pioneers of aviation → les premiers pionniers de l'aviation
a pioneer in sth → un pionnier de qch
a pioneer in computer art → un pionnier de l'art informatique
modif
[wagon, village] → de pionnier pioneer spirit
[work, research] → pionnier/ière
vtêtre un pionnier de
a hospital which pioneered open heart surgery in Britain → un hôpital qui fut un pionnier de la chirurgie à cœur ouvert en Grande-Bretagne

pioneer

n (Mil) → Pionier m; (fig)Pionier(in) m(f), → Wegbereiter(in) m(f)
adj attr ? pioneering
vt wayvorbereiten, bahnen; (fig)Pionierarbeit fleisten für; to pioneer the use of something (= use for the first time)etw zum ersten Mal anwenden; the firm which pioneered its technical developmentdie Firma, die die technische Pionierarbeit dafür geleistet hat

pioneer

[ˌpaɪəˈnɪəʳ]
1. npioniere/a
2. vt (technique, invention) → essere l'ideatore/trice di

pioneer

(paiəˈniə) noun
1. a person who goes to a new, often uninhabited or uncivilized (part of a) country to live and work there. The American pioneers; (also adjective) a pioneer family.
2. a person who is the first to study some new subject, or use or develop a new technique etc. Joseph Lister was one of the pioneers of modern medicine; The Wright brothers were the pioneers of aeroplane flight.
verb
to be the first to do or make. Who pioneered the use of vaccine for preventing polio?
References in classic literature ?
He was a native of Connecticut, a State which supplies the Union with pioneers for the mind as well as for the forest, and sends forth yearly its legions of frontier woodmen and country schoolmasters.
His, under such circumstances, is the destiny of the pioneer; and the first pioneers of the Gospel were the Apostles--their captain was Jesus, the Redeemer, Himself.
Especially in the largest cities, where the Western Union had most power, the lives of the telephone pioneers were packed with hardships and adventures.
At length the Goletta fell, and the fort fell, before which places there were seventy-five thousand regular Turkish soldiers, and more than four hundred thousand Moors and Arabs from all parts of Africa, and in the train of all this great host such munitions and engines of war, and so many pioneers that with their hands they might have covered the Goletta and the fort with handfuls of earth.
Some of them--the pioneers in this, I noticed with some surprise, were all females--began to disregard the injunction of decency, deliberately for the most part.
All down Wellington Street people could be seen fluttering out the pink sheets and reading, and the Strand was suddenly noisy with the voices of an army of hawkers following these pioneers.
But it is probable," said the light-horseman, "that they will send pioneers this morning to repair the bastion.
I lost a battle in Spain, I have been defeated in Trieste, but my naval army in India will have taken some galleons, and my Mexican pioneers will have discovered some mine.
It is difficult to do justice to the courage, fortitude, and perseverance of the pioneers of the fur trade, who conducted these early expeditions, and first broke their way through a wilderness where everything was calculated to deter and dismay them.
It had rained earlier in the week and Martin was obliged to be careful of the chuck-holes in the sticky, heavy gumbo soon to be the bane of pioneers venturing forth in what were to be known for a few short years as "horseless carriages.
The labors of these hardy pioneers of science are now about to be knit together by the daring project of Dr.
The pioneers and laborers were, in the army of this man, a body full of ideas and zeal, because their commander treated them like soldiers, knew how to render their work glorious, and never allowed them to be killed if he could help it.