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Noun: forerunner  'for,rú-nu(r)
  1. A person who goes before or announces the coming of another
    - precursor
  2. Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    - harbinger, predecessor, herald, precursor
  3. Anything that precedes something similar in time
    "phrenology was a forerunner of modern neuroscience";
    - antecedent

Derived forms: forerunners

Type of: indicant, indication, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul, temporal relation

Encyclopedia: Forerunner