Synonyms for forerunnerˈfɔrˌrʌn ər, ˈfoʊr-, fɔrˈrʌn ər, foʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precursor, forerunner(noun)

    a person who goes before or announces the coming of another

    Synonyms:
    harbinger, precursor, predecessor, forerunner, antecedent, herald

  2. harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor(noun)

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

    Synonyms:
    harbinger, precursor, predecessor, trumpeter, forerunner, antecedent, herald

  3. antecedent, forerunner(noun)

    anything that precedes something similar in time

    Synonyms:
    precursor, root, ancestor, herald, forerunner, ascendant, predecessor, ascendent, harbinger, antecedent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forerunner(n.)

    Synonyms:
    precursor, harbinger, herald, foregoer, avant-courier

  2. forerunner(n.)

    Synonyms:
    prelude, prognostic, sign, omen

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

precursor, ancestor, predecessor, pioneer, harbinger, progenitor


Translations for forerunner

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • предвестник, предшественикBulgarian
  • předchůdceCzech
  • Vorfahre, Vorbote, Vornewegläufer, Vorgänger, Vorzeichen, Frontläufer, Vorläufer, Wegbereiter, VorreiterGerman
  • προπομπός, πρόδρομοςGreek
  • precursorSpanish
  • praecursorLatin
  • prekursor, poprzednikPolish
  • предшественник, предвестникRussian
  • imvulaZulu

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