Thesaurus

precursor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of precursor

  1. 1 one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another 18th-century lyric poets like Robert Burns were precursors of the Romantics Synonyms angel, foregoer, harbinger, herald, outrider, forerunnerRelated Words foreboder, foreshadower, foretaste, forewarning; advertiser, announcer, blazoner, crier, proclaimer; courier, messenger, runner; augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, portent, prefiguring, presage; mark, sign, symptom; bellwether

  2. 2 something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed a precursor of the modern eggplant Synonyms antecedent, archetype, daddy, foregoer, forerunner, granddaddy (also grandaddy), ancestor, predecessor, prototypeRelated Words model, original; originator, sire; father, motherNear Antonyms by-product, derivative, offshoot, outgrowth, spin-off; daughter, sonAntonyms descendant (also descendent)


Learn More about precursor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up precursor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

holding stubbornly to a belief or view

Get Word of the Day daily email!