Translation of "forerunner" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈfɔːˌrʌn.ər/ us /ˈfɔːrˌrʌn.ɚ/

something or someone that acts as an early and less advanced model for what will appear in the future, or a warning or sign of what is to follow

precursor, -ora
Germany’s Green party was said to be the forerunner of environmental parties throughout Europe.
The drop in share prices in March was a forerunner of the financial crash that followed in June.

(Translation of “forerunner” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈfoːranə/

a person or thing which is a sign of what is to follow

Penicillin was the forerunner of modern antibiotics.

(Translation of “forerunner” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)