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Verb
/ˌpīəˈnir/,
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pioneers, plural;
  1. Develop or be the first to use or apply (a new method, area of knowledge, or activity)
    • - he has pioneered a number of innovative techniques
  2. Open up (a road or terrain) as a pioneer

Noun
  1. A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area

  2. A person who is among the first to research and develop a new area of knowledge or activity
    • - a famous pioneer of birth control
  3. (in the former Soviet Union and other communist countries) A member of a movement for children below the age of sixteen that aimed to foster communist ideals

  4. A member of an infantry group preparing roads or terrain for the main body of troops

  5. A plant or animal that establishes itself in an unoccupied area


  1. open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"
  2. someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
  3. initiate: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
  4. one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"
  5. open up and explore a new area; "pioneer space"
  6. Pioneer was a 19th century paddle-steamer gunboat used in New Zealand. Built in Sydney to the order of the New Zealand colonial government by the Australian Steam Navigation Company, she cost 9,500 pounds. ...
  7. The Pioneer was a passenger train run by Amtrak from Seattle, Washington to Chicago, Illinois via Portland, Oregon, Boise, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah, Denver, Colorado and other intermediate points.
  8. is a multinational corporation that specializes in digital entertainment products, based in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. The company was founded in 1938 in Tokyo as a radio and speaker repair shop. Today, Pioneer is well-known for technology advancements in the consumer electronics industry.
  9. The elm hybrid cultivar Ulmus × hollandica 'Pioneer' is an American clone arising from the crossing of two European species, Wych Elm U. glabra and Smooth-leaved Elm U. minor subsp. minor. Raised by the USDA station at Delaware, Ohio, in 1971, 'Pioneer' was released to commerce in 1983.
  10. Pioneer is the name of the first railroad locomotive to operate in Chicago, Illinois. It was built in 1837 by Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Utica and Schenectady Railroad (U&S) in New York, then purchased used by William B. ...
  11. A pioneer is a soldier employed to perform engineering tasks. The term is in principle similar to sapper.
  12. One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow; A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances; A member of any of several European organizations advocating abstinence from alcohol; A child of 10–16 years ...
  13. (Pioneers) Postcards issued before the Act of Congress. They carry instructions on the back, such as, Write the address only on this side-the message on the other side, or Nothing but address can be placed on this side, or This side for address only.
  14. (PIONEERS) someone who went to an area before it was settled.
  15. (Pioneers) Marketing Research as an organized business activity began between 1910 and 1920. The appointment of Charles Collidge Parlin as manager of the Commercial Research Division of the Advertising Department of the Curtis Publishing Company in 1911 is generally noted to be the beginning of ...
  16. (Pioneers) Soldiers detailed to carry out duties similar to those of mdern combat engineers such as cutting roads, repairing bridges and works, and dismantling enemy artillery, fortifications, and railroads; the Pioneer Corps was a specialized unit in the Army of the Cumberland.
  17. (Pioneers) our section of 10-12 year-old girls
  18. (Pioneers) the elite volunteer unit that operated the flamethrowers deployed against France in the war
  19. (pioneers) The early Mormon settlers of Utah, also called the Mormon Pioneers. "Pioneer Day" commemorates the entrance into the Salt Lake Valley of the first wagon train of Mormons on July 24, 1847, and is celebrated as an official state holiday in Utah, with parades and pageants.
  20. A member of the All-Union Pioneer Organization named for Lenin. Founded in 1922, and open to children ages ten to fifteen, the main purpose of the organization has been the rudimentary political indoctrination of Soviet youth. At age fourteen, a Pioneer can enter the Komsomol (q.v.). ...
  21. The first stage in a succession.  A pioneer species is one which establishes early on in the colonisation of a new area.
  22. A JW who puts in a minimum of 90 hours per month in door-to-door sales activity and holds "book studies" with potential converts.
  23. A plant that is one of the first to take over an area. For example, after a fire burns all the trees and wildlife in an area (or after people bulldoze), certain weeds and other plants will"pioneer trees."
  24. early American who was lucky enough to find his way out of the woods.
  25. any new arrival in the early stages of succession.