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  • nounperson who finds a new place, founds something
  • verbinvent; lay the groundwork

synonyms for pioneers

  • colonist
  • colonizer
  • developer
  • explorer
  • founder
  • guide
  • homesteader
  • immigrant
  • innovator
  • leader
  • pathfinder
  • pilgrim
  • scout
  • settler
  • squatter
  • trailblazer
  • frontier settler
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How to use pioneers in a sentence

Several pioneers familiar with the facts of the tragedy at the time of its occurrence were also present.
AMONG THE SIOUXR. J. CRESWELL
As before stated, Cavaill-Coll and Willis worked as pioneers in perfecting and in introducing the pneumatic action.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
His father, a man of means, was prominent as one of the pioneers in organizing the volunteer army of Great Britain.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
He retained a few picked men from each battalion, to be used as light troops and pioneers.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their refusal to think along old lines of thought often makes them valuable pioneers in progress.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
Edwin D. Mead is also one of the great pioneers in America's earnest effort that has worked incessantly for international peace.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
The Quakers have been amongst life's pioneers in the long, hard battle for human freedom and human peace.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
If any white men had a right to it to-day, surely they would be the descendants of the original pioneers.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
As you saw at my house, I'm interested in getting hold of books relating to the achievements of the Western pioneers.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
There should be some pioneers in favor of forming a correct public sentiment; and when it is formed it moves on irresistibly.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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