forerunner: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fôr'run"ur, fōr'-, fôr-run'ur, fōr-), [key]
- predecessor; ancestor; forebear; precursor.
- an omen, sign, or indication of something to follow; portent: The warm evenings were a forerunner of summer.
- a person who goes or is sent in advance to announce the coming of someone or something that follows; herald; harbinger.
- John the Baptist.
- forerunner (Thesaurus)