What is another word for forerunner?

Synonyms for forerunner
ˈfɔrˌrʌn ər, ˈfoʊr-, fɔrˈrʌn ər, foʊr-fore·run·ner

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forerunner

    predecessor, precursor, harbinger, herald, omen, avant-courier

    successor, follower

Princeton's WordNet

  1. precursor, forerunnernoun

    a person who goes before or announces the coming of another

    harbinger, precursor, predecessor, antecedent, herald

  2. harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursornoun

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

    harbinger, precursor, predecessor, trumpeter, antecedent, herald

  3. antecedent, forerunnernoun

    anything that precedes something similar in time

    "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forerunnernoun

    precursor, harbinger, herald, foregoer, avant-courier

  2. forerunnernoun

    prelude, prognostic, sign, omen

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forerunnernoun

    precursor, harbinger, herald, avant-courier

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "forerunner":

    precursor, ancestor, predecessor, pioneer, harbinger, progenitor

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How to use forerunner in a sentence?

  1. George Crane:

    Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas.

  2. The Buddha:

    Mind is the forerunner of (all good) states. Mind is chief; mind-made are they. If one speaks or acts with pure mind, because of that,happiness follows one, even as one's shadow that never leaves

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