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7 definitions found
 for pioneer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pioneer \Pi`o*neer"\, n. [F. pionier, orig., a foot soldier, OF.
     peonier, fr. OF. peon a foot soldier, F. pion. See Pawn in
     chess.]
     1. (Mil.) A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig
        trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the
        way for others to follow; as, pioneers of civilization;
        pioneers of reform.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pioneer \Pi`o*neer"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Pioneered; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Pioneering.]
     1. To go before, and prepare or open a way for; to act as
        pioneer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. to take part in the early development of; to break ground
        in; to invent or originate.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pioneer
      n 1: someone who helps to open up a new line of research or
           technology or art [syn: pioneer, innovator,
           trailblazer, groundbreaker]
      2: one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory; "they
         went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could
         carry with them"
      v 1: open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate
           program for women students" [syn: pioneer, open up]
      2: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the
         development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart
         transplants" [syn: initiate, pioneer]
      3: open up and explore a new area; "pioneer space"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  169 Moby Thesaurus words for "pioneer":
     Seabee, actuate, advance guard, adventurer, airhead, alpinist,
     ancestor, announcer, antecedent, astronaut, avant-garde,
     battle line, be in front, be the front-runner, beachhead, begin,
     bellwether, blaze the trail, break ground, break the ice,
     break the trail, bridgehead, buccinator, bushwhacker, camper,
     climber, coin, colonial, colonist, colonizer, combat engineer,
     comers and goers, commuter, cosmopolite, create, cruiser, develop,
     discover, earliest, engineer, establish, excursionist, explorer,
     fare, farthest outpost, first line, forebear, forefront, foregoer,
     forerun, forerunner, forge ahead, found, front, front line,
     front rank, front runner, front-runner, frontiersman, fugleman,
     globe-girdler, globe-trotter, go before, goer, groundbreaker,
     guide, hajji, harbinger, head, head up, herald, homesteader,
     immigrant, inaugurate, initial, initiate, innovate, innovator,
     institute, introduce, introduce new blood, invent, jet set,
     jet-setter, journeyer, kick off, launch, lay the foundation,
     lay the groundwork, lead, lead off, lead runner, lead the way,
     leader, line, maiden, make innovations, mariner, messenger,
     mountaineer, neologize, nester, open up, original, originate,
     outguard, outpost, pacemaker, palmer, passenger, passerby,
     pathfinder, pilgrim, pilot, planter, point, precede, precedent,
     precursor, predecessor, primary, prime, put in motion, railhead,
     revolutionize, rubberneck, rubbernecker, sailor, sapper,
     sapper and miner, scout, set in motion, set off, set up, settler,
     show the way, sightseer, sooner, spearhead, squatter, stand first,
     stand in front, start, stormy petrel, straphanger,
     take the initiative, take the lead, take the plunge, tourer,
     tourist, trailblazer, trailbreaker, transient, traveler, trekker,
     trend-setter, trigger, tripper, usher in, van, vanguard,
     vaunt-courier, viator, visiting fireman, voortrekker, voyager,
     voyageur, wayfarer, world-traveler
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Pioneer, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    1460
     Housing Units (2000): 636
     Land area (2000):     1.601162 sq. miles (4.146990 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.063282 sq. miles (0.163899 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.664444 sq. miles (4.310889 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            62834
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             41.680569 N, 84.552796 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     43554
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Pioneer, OH
      Pioneer
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Pioneer, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    21
     Housing Units (2000): 11
     Land area (2000):     0.063046 sq. miles (0.163289 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.063046 sq. miles (0.163289 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            62985
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             42.654422 N, 94.390775 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Pioneer, IA
      Pioneer
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Pioneer, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    171
     Housing Units (2000): 70
     Land area (2000):     1.088096 sq. miles (2.818156 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.088096 sq. miles (2.818156 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            60565
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             32.736730 N, 91.434523 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     71266
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Pioneer, LA
      Pioneer
  

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