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Pronunciation:  'fowr`runur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an indication of the approach of something or someone
  2. [n]  a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
  3. [n]  anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"

FORERUNNER is a 10 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: antecedent, harbinger, herald, precursor, precursor
 See Also: human, indicant, indication, individual, mortal, person, predecessor, somebody, someone, soul, temporal relation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fore*run"ner\, n.
1. A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of
   others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a
   prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.

         Whither the forerunner in for us entered, even
         Jesus.                                --Heb. vi. 20.

         My elder brothers, my forerunners, came. --Dryden.

2. A predecessor; an ancestor. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. (Naut.) A piece of rag terminating the log line.

Easton Bible Dictionary

John the Baptist went before our Lord in this character (Mark 1:2, 3). Christ so called (Heb. 6:20) as entering before his people into the holy place as their head and guide.

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