Definition for pioneer

adjective as in early, first

noun as in person who finds a new place, founds something

verb as in invent; lay the groundwork

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Example Sentences

Boston Dynamics is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of animal-like robots.

Following Hyundai acquisition, Boston Dynamics’ CEO discusses the robotics pioneer’s future

Since then, Wahl has been a trimmer technology pioneer, creating the first cordless rechargeable hair clipper in 1967, the first cordless beard and mustache trimmer in 1975, and the first vacuuming consumer beard trimmer in 2001.

In addition, mRNA could in the future be used, as BioNTech and Moderna are pioneering, to fight cancer.

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These characteristics are exactly the kind of attributes the SETI scientists have been looking for since the astronomer Frank Drake first began the pioneering initiative some 60 years ago.

Peter Christopherson made the leap to life on the bandstand and became a pioneer in the industrial music genre.

His great-grandfather, David Yellin, was a prominent Zionist scholar and Israeli pioneer.

The first pioneer to reach the riparian tributary where Kansas City now shimmers was, in fact, on the lam himself.

Carver was an agricultural and industrial pioneer—in more ways than one.

And when he died, another agricultural pioneer was just starting to bring research to bear on food production.

Hamo in alluding to the early cultivation of tobacco by the colony, says, that John Rolfe was the pioneer tobacco planter.

Samuel Dale, an eminent pioneer in the settlement of the southwest, died in Lauderdale county, Mississippi.

Roosevelt was also the pioneer in using electro-pneumatic action here.

His high-pressure steam-engine was the pioneer of locomotion and its wide-spreading civilization.

Such is the story of a pioneer enterprise, that of the use of submarine vessels as commerce carriers.


On this page you'll find 132 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pioneer, such as: avant-garde, brave, head, inaugural, initial, and lead.

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