Translation of "pioneer" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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pioneernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpaɪəˈnɪər/ us /ˌpaɪəˈnɪr/

C2 a person who is one of the first people to do something

one of the pioneers of modern science 现代科学的先驱之一
a pioneer heart surgeon 心脏外科的先驱

a person who goes to an area and builds a house, begins a farm, etc.

The pioneers went west across North America, cutting down forests and planting new crops. 拓荒者们穿过北美洲到西部去,砍伐树木,种植新的庄稼。

pioneerverb [ T ]

uk /ˌpaɪəˈnɪər/ us /ˌpaɪəˈnɪr/

to be one of the first people to do something

It was universities that pioneered these new industries. 是大学开创了这些新兴产业。

(Translation of “pioneer” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)