Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

pioneer - definition and synonyms

 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [countable] pioneer pronunciation in American English /ˌpaɪəˈnɪr/
Word Forms
Close
singularpioneer
pluralpioneers

Related words

  1. 2
    one of the first people to do something important that is later continued and developed by other people
    pioneer of: the pioneers of early color photography
    pioneer in: The firm has been a pioneer in the pharmaceutical field since 1953.

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog