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.
(Naut.) A piece of rag terminating the log line.
New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site
Thu 04th June 2020