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Meaning of PIONEER

Pronunciation:  `pIu'neer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one the first colonists or settler in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"
  2. [n]  someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
  3. [v]  take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
  4. [v]  open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"

PIONEER is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: initiate, innovator, open up
 See Also: activate, actuate, arrange, attempt, backwoodsman, Bowie, bring about, bushman, cause, Chapman, colonist, conceiver, constitute, devise, do, establish, found, frontiersman, frontierswoman, get up, innovate, institute, introduce, James Bowie, John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed, launch, machinate, make, mastermind, mount, mountain man, organise, organize, originator, plant, prepare, set about, set off, settler, spark, spark off, stage, strike up, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip, undertake



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pi`o*neer"\, n. [F. pionier, orig., a foot soldier, OF.
    peonier, fr. OF. peon a foot soldier, F. pion. See {Pawn} in
    1. (Mil.) A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig
       trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances.
    2. One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the
       way for others to follow; as, pioneers of civilization;
       pioneers of reform.
  2. \Pi`o*neer"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Pioneered}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Pioneering}.]
    To go before, and prepare or open a way for; to act as
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a pioneer, suggests that you are exploring aspects of your unconscious. You are looking for a new way to express yourself and expand your thinking.
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