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forerunner

Noun

1 anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience" [syn: antecedent]
2 a person who goes before or announces the coming of another [syn: precursor]
3 an indication of the approach of something or someone [syn: harbinger, herald, precursor]

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Etymology

fore + runner

Noun

  1. a runner at the front or ahead
  2. a precursor or harbinger, a warning ahead
  3. a forebear, an ancestor, a predecessor
  4. a postage stamp used in the time before a region or area issues stamps of its own

Translations

a runner at the front or ahead

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