A person or thing that precedes the coming or development of someone or something else
the icebox was a forerunner of today's refrigerator
A sign or warning of something to come
overcast mornings are the sure forerunners of steady rain
An advance messenger
precursor: a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
harbinger: something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
antecedent: anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"
The third album by the Eastern-Canadian Celtic band The Cottars.
Forerunner is a fictional character published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Countdown #46 (August 2007), and was created by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Jesus Saiz.
The Halo franchise takes place in a fictional science-fiction universe, where there are four major factions players encounter or control. Halos story has 26th century humanity, led by the United Nations Space Command (UNSC), caught in a war with a genocidal alien coalition known as the Covenant. ...
The Forerunner was a monthly magazine produced by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (best known as the writer of The Yellow Wallpaper), from 1909 through 1916. During that time, she wrote all of every issue -- editorials, critical articles, book reviews, essays, poems, stories, and six serialized novels.
Xianxingzhe is the first bipedal humanoid robot in China, created in 2000 by the Chinese National University of Defense Technology in Changsha, Hunan. The robot, standing 140 cm tall and weighing 20 kg, walks at a pace of two steps per second. ...
In philately, a forerunner is a postage stamp used before a region or territory issued stamps of its own. The term also includes stamps of the political predecessors of a country. ...
The Forerunner (1981–1994) was a publication that emphasized reformation of society and biblical worldview. The monthly newspaper was published by Maranatha Campus Ministries from 1981 to 1989. ...
(Forerunners (The History of the Galaxy)) Forerunners is a name given by human scientists to an ancient semi-intelligent race of space-borne creatures in The History of the Galaxy series of novels by Russian science fiction writer Andrey Livadny.
(forerunnership) ^ (working title, shipping name unknown) was a level in Halo 2 that was supposed to take place on the Forerunner Dreadnought as it approached Earth, after the level The Great Journey. ...
(also see John the Baptist) – [biblical phrase] A person who goes ahead of the Lord and prepares people for His coming (Luke 1:76; Isaiah 40)
A piece of rag, terminating the stray-line of the log-line.
Maritime legends are ripe with stories of forerunners. They are a harbinger or herald of impending disaster often felt by the family of those lost at sea.
John the Baptist went before our Lord in this character (Mar 1:2, Mar 1:3). Christ so called (Heb 6:20) as entering before his people into the holy place as their head and guide.
To come before to prepare the way, as in John the Baptist was the forerunner of Christ.
A stamp or postal stationery item used in a given location prior to the issuing of regular stamps for that location. Turkish stamps before 1918 canceled in Palestine are forerunners of Israeli issues. ...
A skier who skis a race course before the competitors do, in order to determine if the course is safe and ready for competition.
A model of a Toyota vehicle; also, the magazine with a ripped off format from Tomorrow's World, The Good News and The Plain Truth--a pretty good imitation of the competition