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forerunner


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forerunner  \Fore*run"ner\,  n. 
  1.  A  messenger  sent  before  to  give  notice  of  the  approach  of 
  others  a  harbinger;  a  sign  foreshowing  something  a 
  prognostic;  as  the  forerunner  of  a  fever. 
 
  Whither  the  forerunner  in  for  us  entered,  even 
  Jesus.  --Heb.  vi  20. 
 
  My  elder  brothers,  my  forerunners,  came  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  A  predecessor;  an  ancestor.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  A  piece  of  rag  terminating  the  log  line 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forerunner 
  n  1:  a  person  who  goes  before  or  announces  the  coming  of  another 
  [syn:  {precursor}] 
  2:  an  indication  of  the  approach  of  something  or  someone  [syn: 
  {harbinger},  {herald},  {precursor}] 
  3:  anything  that  precedes  something  similar  in  time; 
  "phrenology  was  an  antecedent  of  modern  neuroscience" 
  [syn:  {antecedent}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Forerunner 
  John  the  Baptist  went  before  our  Lord  in  this  character  (Mark 
  1:2,  3).  Christ  so  called  (Heb.  6:20)  as  entering  before  his 
  people  into  the  holy  place  as  their  head  and  guide. 
 




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