Associations to the word «Pioneer»

Wiktionary

PIONEER, noun. One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow.
PIONEER, noun. A person or other entity who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress.
PIONEER, noun. (obsolete) (military)   A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances; a sapper.
PIONEER, noun. A member of any of several European organizations advocating abstinence from alcohol.
PIONEER, noun. (Communism)   A child of 10–16 years in the former Soviet Union, in the second of the three stages in becoming a member of the Communist Party.
PIONEER, verb. To go before and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer.
PIONEER AXON, noun. (neurology) An axon that lays down the initial growing path for the other axons of the same neuron to follow.
PIONEER DAY, proper noun. (US) A Utah state holiday celebrating the arrival of Mormon pioneers in what became Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847.
PIONEER DAYS, noun. Plural of Pioneer Day

Dictionary definition

PIONEER, noun. Someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art.
PIONEER, noun. One the first colonists or settlers in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them".
PIONEER, verb. Open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate program for women students".
PIONEER, verb. Take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants".
PIONEER, verb. Open up and explore a new area; "pioneer space".

Wise words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Aeschylus