Translation of "pioneer" - English-Traditional 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 現代科學的先驅之一
a pioneer heart surgeon 心臟外科的先驅

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. 拓荒者橫越北美洲向西部進發,砍伐林木,種植新的農作物。

pioneerverb [ T ]

uk /ˌpaɪəˈnɪər/ us /ˌpaɪəˈnɪr/

to be one of the first people to do something

It was universities that pioneered these new industries. 是大學開創了這些新興產業。

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