• IPA: /ˌpaɪəˈnɪəɹ/

pioneer (plural pioneers)

  1. One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow.
  2. A person or other entity who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress.
    Some people will consider their national heroes to be pioneers of civilization.
    Certain politicians can be considered as pioneers of reform.
  3. (obsolete, military) A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances; a sapper.
  4. A member of any of several European organizations advocating abstinence from alcohol.
  5. (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.
Translations Translations
  • German: Pionier
  • Russian: пионе́р
Translations Verb

pioneer (pioneers, present participle pioneering; past and past participle pioneered)

  1. (transitive) To be the first to do or achieve (something), preparing the way for others to follow.
    The young doctor pioneered a new life-saving surgical technique.

pioneer (plural pioneers)

  1. (Singapore) A person born on/before 31 Dec 1949 and possessing Singapore citizenship on/before 31 Dec 1986, given this status and certain benefits to recognise their contributions to Singapore's early development.
Proper noun
  1. CDP in Amador County, California.

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