Definitions for: Forerunner


[n] an indication of the approach of something or someone
[n] a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
[n] anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fore*run"ner, n.
1. A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of
others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a
prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.

Whither the forerunner in for us entered, even
Jesus. --Heb. vi. 20.

My elder brothers, my forerunners, came. --Dryden.

2. A predecessor; an ancestor. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. (Naut.) A piece of rag terminating the log line.

Synonyms: antecedent, harbinger, herald, precursor, precursor

See Also: human, indicant, indication, individual, mortal, person, predecessor, somebody, someone, soul, temporal relation

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