Adjective "pioneer" definition and examples

(Pioneer may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌpʌɪəˈnɪə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.
  1. 'Petrie was named after Andrew Petrie, civil engineer, pioneer and explorer and the first free settler in Brisbane in 1837.'
  2. 'The kitchen was housed in a log cabin, because in 1876 it was believed that New England settlers, like frontier pioneers, had lived in log houses.'
  3. '‘They are like pioneers settling down to build a village,’ Kolter says.'
  4. 'Those astronauts who died were explorers, pioneers and the last of the frontiersmen.'
  5. 'This posting allowed him to fulfill an ambition and he became a pioneer of successful desert exploration during the 1930's.'
  6. 'In other words the pioneers who settled America shot at every lion they saw and they taught the cats to keep their distance.'
  7. 'They are explorers and pioneers in the great tradition like Columbus and Cook who sailed across the oceans.'
  8. 'He discerned the ethos and charm of the pioneers who settled in the ‘Big Woods.’'
  9. 'The decision came a month before the start of the Winter Olympics in Utah and can be expected to put the spotlight on plural marriages that once thrived among Mormon pioneers who settled here.'
  10. 'But let's not fool ourselves into thinking we went to the Moon because we're pioneers or explorers or selfless discoverers.'
  11. 'Bill Boomer is considered a creative pioneer in the development of aquatic theory and their applications to all aquatic activities.'
  12. 'Holism was the great buzzword of the early pioneers of the green movement.'
  13. 'She has been a pioneer in the field of eco-tourism.'
  14. 'A few pioneers like Alfred Stieglitz were trying to establish photography as a fine art.'
  15. 'They met in their early teens and both grew up listening to electronic music pioneers like Kraftwerk and Brian Eno.'
  16. 'Other technology pioneers have long since seen tangible benefits.'
  17. 'Early computer pioneers actually borrowed directly from the techniques of ancient artists.'
  18. 'Born in Hungary in 1879, Rudolph Laban was a pioneer in developing the academic and scientific aspects of dance.'
  19. 'Directors may be pioneers who like to venture into newer and bigger ventures.'
  20. 'And Shay Hutchinson has been credited as one of the true pioneers of country music in Ireland.'
  21. 'Pioneers swear in fidelity to the Communist Party and Lenin.'
  22. 'In the preparation of Pioneers for the construction of communism and the defense of the socialist homeland the military games occupy a relevant place'
  23. 'Although assault pioneers were all trained riflemen and could fight as a rifle platoon, their value to the battalion was in their versatility.'
  24. 'Each cantonment had its own workshops for servicing and repairing vehicles and its own crews of pioneers for servicing and repairing the road.'
  25. 'The idea of combining different arms was not new but for the sappers and the pioneers there were significant lessons learned throughout the deployment as a joint group.'
  26. 'Four sections are eligible to take part provided they are members of the pioneer association.'
  27. 'Tickets are now on sale for the Tireragh pioneer association draw with valuable prizes for the lucky winners.'
  28. 'Only God knows the fully positive impact of the pioneer association to what is good in Irish society.'
  29. 'There was a big turn out at the table quiz for schools organized by the regional council of the pioneers association held in the old school on Friday last 6th December.'
  30. 'Anyone attending the National Schools is also encouraged to join the pioneer association.'

verb

Develop or be the first to use or apply (a new method, area of knowledge, or activity)
  1. 'Mr Budge said he would overcome the geological problems with so-called retreat mining, a technique successfully pioneered at Selby.'
  2. 'After successfully pioneering advanced networking tech at Crown Plaza, O'Connor is extending the technology to other hotels.'
  3. 'In the meantime, he managed to pioneer what is now known as cultural studies.'
  4. 'Ford, the father of modern manufacturing, also pioneered modern business techniques such as lean manufacturing and just-in-time fulfillment.'
  5. 'Scots will pioneer new decentralised approaches to health and place much more accent on prevention.'
  6. 'Many of today's commercial supercomputer applications were pioneered by scientists and engineers working on problems of great national importance.'
  7. 'Levis and his group began pioneering this revolutionary technology about a decade ago.'
  8. 'Renault pioneered the turbo concept and produced a winner and even the V10 layout.'
  9. 'Since these ideas were pioneered, technology has transformed the day-to-day practice of architecture.'
  10. 'Against opposition from Technicolor labs, Cardiff also successfully pioneered the use of fog filters on Black Narcissus.'
  11. 'It was pioneered by men of capital and education who were disciples of Henry George and provided their own funds.'

proper noun

A series of American space probes launched between 1958 and 1973, two of which provided the first clear pictures of Jupiter and Saturn (1973–9).

    More definitions

    1. a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others.

    2. one who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress: pioneers in cancer research.

    3. one of a group of foot soldiers detailed to make roads, dig intrenchments, etc., in advance of the main body.

    4. Ecology. an organism that successfully establishes itself in a barren area, thus starting an ecological cycle of life.

    5. (in

    More examples(as adjective)

    "media can be pioneer."

    "groups can be pioneer."

    Origin

    Early 16th century (as a military term denoting a member of the infantry): from French pionnier ‘foot soldier, pioneer’, Old French paonier, from paon, from Latin pedo, pedon- (see pawn).