Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun forerunner

3 senses of forerunner

Sense 1
precursor, forerunner -- (a person who goes before or announces the coming of another)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 2
harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor -- (something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone)
       => indication, indicant -- (something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease")

Sense 3
antecedent, forerunner -- (anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience")
       => temporal relation -- (a relation involving time)

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