verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of pioneer
Examples from the Web for pioneering
I think they could learn something from their pioneering forebear.David Garth, the Consultant Who Talked Up to Voters|Jeff Greenfield|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Violence against women continues to plague Turkey, and a pioneering new female political party blames Erdogan's machismo.
The pioneering geographer Bernard Nietschmann once contended “more indigenous territory has been claimed by maps than by guns.”
A pioneering photographer in the 1950s, Bunny Yeager discovered the iconic Bettie Page and helped establish pin-ups.
Veteran illustrator Howard Brodie was on the case, pioneering the rising art form.O.J., Martha, Jagger, and Manson: Capturing Celebrities in the Dock|Justin Jones|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No food has yet been found which can take its place for army and navy use or in pioneering.The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking|Helen Campbell
Pioneering life is a passing phase; the girl homesteader is exceptional.The American Country Girl|Martha Foote Crow
But this will be a pioneering expedition to open the way, at least, for the painter.The Heart of Nature|Francis Younghusband
The money that he invested outside of his own business was put into pioneering enterprises.Cyrus Hall McCormick|Herbert Newton Casson
Was this not due to the extraordinary number of repressions the life of pioneering involved?The Ordeal of Mark Twain|Van Wyck Brooks
- a colonist, explorer, or settler of a new land, region, etc
- (as modifier)a pioneer wagon
Word Origin for pioneer
1520s, "foot soldier who prepares the way for the army," from Middle French pionnier "foot-soldier, pioneer," from Old French paonier "foot-soldier" (11c.), from peon (see pawn (n.2)). Figurative sense of "person who goes first or does something first" is from c.1600. Related: Pioneers.
1780, from pioneer (n.). Related: Pioneered; pioneering.