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Noun pioneer has 2 senses
  1. pioneer, innovator, trailblazer, groundbreaker - someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
    --1 is a kind of originator, conceiver, mastermind
    Derived forms: verb pioneer2, verb pioneer1
  2. pioneer - one the first colonists or settler in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"
    --2 is a kind of
    settler, colonist
    --2 has particulars:
     bushman; frontiersman, backwoodsman, mountain man; frontierswoman; Bowie, Jim Bowie, James Bowie; Chapman, John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed
    Derived form: verb pioneer3
Verb pioneer has 3 senses
  1. pioneer, open up - open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"
    --1 is one way to introduce, innovate
    Derived form: noun pioneer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
    --2 is one way to cause, do, make
    Derived form: noun pioneer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. pioneer - open up and explore a new area; "pioneer space"
    --3 is one way to
    Derived form: noun pioneer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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