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noun [countable] forerunner pronunciation in British English /ˈfɔːˌrʌnə(r)/
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  1. 1
    an institution, custom, or thing that existed before a newer but similar thing

    Mansholt served as Agricultural Commissioner of the EEC, forerunner of the European Union.

  2. 2
    an animal or plant that existed before an animal or plant that it is related to


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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