- n someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
- n one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory
they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them
- v open up an area or prepare a way
She pioneered a graduate program for women students
- v take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants
- v open up and explore a new area
- Hedwig Crusemann Heyl, 84, ''Hindenburg of the Kitchen," pioneer German feminist and kindergarten sponsor; in Berlin.
- The edokko , the natives of Tokyo, have a special gift: an ability to push the envelope, to innovate, to pioneer.
- That quest ultimately led Santaolalla, 53, to help pioneer the fusion of conventional rock and traditional Latin music sometimes called rock en Espaol.
- President Bush in Times Online
Mr Bush said: "We will help in any way we can. There'sa certain spirit in the Midwest of our country, a pioneer spirit that still exists, and I'm confident this community will be rebuilt."
- Rick Wagoner in USA Today
Roger was truly a pioneer in the fast-moving global industry that we now take for granted,Wagoner said.
- Robert Parker in Chicago Tribune
He had the single greatest influence in this country with respect to high-quality wine and its place at the table,Parker wrote on his Web site. "An exceptional man . . . a true pioneer . . . a legendary pathfinder . . . and I feel so...