Simple Definition of forerunner
: someone or something that comes before another
: a sign of something that is going to happen
Examples of forerunner in a sentence
a simple machine that was the forerunner of today's computers
I had that strange feeling that's the forerunner of a cold.
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FORERUNNER Defined for Kids
Definition of forerunner for Students
: someone or something that comes before especially as a sign of the coming of another
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