[ US /ˌpaɪəˈnɪɹ/ ]
[ UK /pa‍ɪ‍ənˈi‍ə/ ]
  1. open up and explore a new area
    pioneer space
  2. take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
    This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants
  3. open up an area or prepare a way
    She pioneered a graduate program for women students
  1. one of the first colonists or settlers in a new territory
    they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them
  2. someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
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How To Use pioneer In A Sentence

  • The Yellow Wallpaper is the masterpiece of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a wellknown American feminist pioneer and writer.
  • Zunun Kadir, the famous writer, playwright and fabulist, was the founder and the pioneer of the contemporary Uighur literature.
  • But while he speaks of war-time heroes and exploratory pioneers, he forgets about another interesting lifetime.
  • The company pioneered the use of the silicon chip.
  • Trash and harrowingly low budgets are the point of a Versus movie, as the genre's pioneers well knew back when they were churning out Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein/The Invisible Man/The Mummy. Cowboys & Aliens: the Versus movie without Versus in its name
  • Meyerhof and Hill's pioneering thermodynamic studies had been the basis for the conclusion that the cycle of lactic acid formation and oxidation were the key events in glycolysis. Otto Meyerhof and the Physiology Institute: the Birth of Modern Biochemistry
  • She also had pioneering treatment in Frankfurt. The Sun
  • HISTORY buffs still wax poetic about the brutal patent battles a century ago between the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, another aviation pioneer.
  • It is a national disgrace for the country that pioneered IVF. The Sun
  • His strong able-bodied cockswain did good service in cheerfully carrying his much-loved Commander, and they managed to return to the boat, and brought the two bereaved and sorrow-stricken ladies back to the “Pioneer.” A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries
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