The definition of a predecessor is someone who came before another person.
One that precedes another; a forerunner or predecessor:
A person who goes before, preparing the way for others, as an early settler or a scientist doing exploratory work
One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.
An antecedent is a part of a sentence that is later replaced by a pronoun.
The definition of a prototype is the original model.
A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
The part of an army which goes ahead of the main body; the van
A person who blazes a trail
A prophetic sign; omen; prognostic
A posted notice bearing a designation, direction, or command:
(Archaic) Something amazing or marvelous; a prodigy.
A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
The definition of a progenitor is a direct ancestor, or source from which something develops.
The definition of an omen is something that is believed to predict the future.
An indication or warning of a future occurrence; an omen.
A statement about or prior knowledge of the future.
(Rare) A predecessor
A person dispatched before another person or company, to give notice of his or their approach.
The leading position or persons in new or unconventional movements, esp. in the arts; vanguard
(Music) A piece or movement that serves as an introduction to another section or composition and establishes the key, such as one that precedes a fugue, opens a suite, or precedes a church service.
One who, or that which, gives premonition.
A subjective indication of a disorder or disease, such as pain, nausea or weakness. Symptoms may be accompanied by objective signs of disease such as abnormal laboratory test results or findings during a physical examination.
A statement telling of or an indication providing evidence of impending danger, difficulty, or misfortune:
The consequence or consequences desired
(Nautical) A light line with which a heavier line may be hauled e.g. from the deck of a ship to the pier.
precede (plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
The ability or action of imagining or anticipating what might happen in the future.
A phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil
A display; a manifestation:
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