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Definition of "forerunner" []

  • One that precedes, as in time; a predecessor. (noun)
  • An ancestor; a forebear. (noun)
  • One that comes before and indicates the approach of another; a harbinger. (noun)
  • A warning sign or symptom. (noun)
  • Sports One who skis the course before the beginning of a race. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forerunner" in a sentence
  • "For me I use nokia sports tracker and my N95 8gb with its GPS for location, speed etc, but a garmin forerunner for heart rate."
  • "Just launched, the new Francis collection is inspired by the Biedermeier style 1850s whose geometric shape is often described as the forerunner of modern furniture."
  • "Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."