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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The Army opened the Dale County military installation in 1942, with the War Department - the forerunner to the U.S. Department of Defense - naming the facility Camp Rucker.
Back in 1920, the artist had his first solo exhibition at the Whitney Studio Club, forerunner to the modern museum, and the Whitney’s current collection includes more than 3,000 Hopper works.
But there’s no escape from EU matters: Even in the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, U.S. President John F. Kennedy took time out to discuss the importance of Britain joining the EU’s forerunner, the EEC.
A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in a trilogy that is basically the forerunner to the His Dark Materials books by Philip Pullman.
This must be a reference to Deep Throat, the 1972 porn film that is considered one of the forerunners of the industry.
Today, the series continues with the introduction of Dorothy Dix's column in The Picayune, the forerunner to generations of advice columns.
A half-century ago marked the very first Consumer Electronics Show, the forerunner of the trade event held annually in Las Vegas.
From the V.F. Summit: Elon Musk on Thinking for the Future Russell took exception to the views of Yann LeCun, who developed the forerunner of the convolutional neural nets used by AlphaGo and is Facebook’s director of A.I. research.
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First Known Use of forerunner
Synonymsangel, foregoer, harbinger, herald, outrider, precursor
Antonymsdescendant (also descendent)
Related Wordsforeboder, foreshadower, foretaste, forewarning; advertiser, announcer, blazoner, crier, proclaimer; courier, messenger, runner; augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, portent, prefiguring, presage; mark, sign, symptom; bellwether
Near Antonymsby-product, derivative, offshoot, outgrowth, spin-off; daughter, son
Synonym Discussion of forerunner
- the blockade was the forerunner of war
- 18th century poets like Burns were precursors of the Romantics
- their early victory was the harbinger of a winning season
- the herald of a new age in medicine
FORERUNNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forerunner for English Language Learners
: someone or something that comes before another
: a sign of something that is going to happen
FORERUNNER Defined for Kids
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