What are some alternative words for forerunner?

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

    harbinger, precursor, predecessor, forerunner, antecedent, herald

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

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

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

  3. antecedent, forerunner(noun)

    anything that precedes something similar in time

    "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forerunner(n.)

    precursor, harbinger, herald, foregoer, avant-courier

  2. forerunner(n.)

    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

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

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