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A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
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  1. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
  2. A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
  3. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
An ancestor; forefather
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  1. An ancestor; forefather
  2. Something that has been succeeded by another:
  3. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
An official who formerly made proclamations and conveyed challenges at a tournament.
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  1. An official who formerly made proclamations and conveyed challenges at a tournament.
  2. One that gives a sign or indication of something to come; a harbinger:
  3. A person or thing that comes before to announce, or give an indication of, what follows; forerunner; harbinger
(Historical) An advance representative of an army or royal party, who arranged for lodging, entertainment, etc.
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  1. (Historical) An advance representative of an army or royal party, who arranged for lodging, entertainment, etc.
  2. One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.
  3. A person or thing that comes before to announce or give an indication of what follows; herald
A preceding occurrence, cause, or event.
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  1. A preceding occurrence, cause, or event.
  2. The important events and occurrences in one's early life.
  3. One that precedes another.
A forerunner or predecessor.
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  1. A forerunner or predecessor.
  2. (Law) The deceased person from whom an estate has been inherited
  3. A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear.
A perfect example of a particular type
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  1. A perfect example of a particular type
  2. A typical example of a class or category:
  3. An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard:
(Historical) A purveyor of the king, who provided for his household.
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  1. (Historical) A purveyor of the king, who provided for his household.
  2. Alternative form of forgoer.
An ancestor
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  1. An ancestor
  2. A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
The part of an army which goes ahead of the main body; the van
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  1. The part of an army which goes ahead of the main body; the van
  2. The leading position or persons in a movement, field of endeavor, etc.
  3. (By extension) The person(s) at the forefront of any group or movement.
(Figuratively) An innovative leader in a field; a pioneer.
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  1. (Figuratively) An innovative leader in a field; a pioneer.
  2. One that blazes a trail to guide others; a pathfinder.
  3. A person who blazes a trail
One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development:
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  1. One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development:
  2. A species that is typically among the first to become established in a bare, open, or disturbed area.
  3. A person who goes before, preparing the way for others, as an early settler or a scientist doing exploratory work
One who, or that which, presages; a foreteller; a foreboder.
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One who or that which foreshadows.
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A prophetic sign; omen; prognostic
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  1. A prophetic sign; omen; prognostic
A posted notice bearing a designation, direction, or command:
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  1. A posted notice bearing a designation, direction, or command:
  2. An act or gesture used to convey an idea, a desire, information, or a command:
  3. Sign of the zodiac
An indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; an omen.
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  1. An indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; an omen.
  2. Prophetic or threatening significance:
  3. Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen.
A sign or indication of things to come; omen
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  1. A sign or indication of things to come; omen
  2. A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
  3. A sign of a future happening; a portent.
Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
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  1. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
  2. A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear.
  3. A forerunner or predecessor.
One's ancestry, past life, training, etc.
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  1. One's ancestry, past life, training, etc.
  2. A preceding occurrence, cause, or event.
  3. One's ancestors.
A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
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  1. A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
  2. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
  3. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
Something that has been succeeded by another:
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  1. Something that has been succeeded by another:
  2. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
  3. An ancestor; forefather
A forefather; ancestor in direct line
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  1. A forefather; ancestor in direct line
  2. A direct ancestor.
  3. A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
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  1. The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
  2. An omen; portent; indication
  3. A sign of something coming; an omen:
A prophetic sign; omen; prognostic
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  1. A prophetic sign; omen; prognostic
Prognostication; portent:
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  1. Prognostication; portent:
  2. A thing or happening believed to foretell a future event, either good or evil; augury
An indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; an omen.
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  1. An indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; an omen.
  2. Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen.
  3. Prophetic or threatening significance:
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  1. That which is prefigured.
  2. The act of prefiguring; prefiguration.
  3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Prophetic significance or meaning.
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  1. Prophetic significance or meaning.
  2. A feeling or intuition of what is going to occur; a presentiment.
  3. A sign or warning of a future event; omen; portent; augury
A sign or indication of things to come; omen
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  1. A sign or indication of things to come; omen
  2. A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
  3. A sign of a future happening; a portent.
A statement about or prior knowledge of the future.
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  1. A statement about or prior knowledge of the future.
Sign language.
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  1. Sign language.
  2. A posted notice bearing a designation, direction, or command:
  3. Sign of the zodiac
One who or that which foreshadows.
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One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.
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  1. One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.
  2. A person or thing that comes before to announce or give an indication of what follows; herald
  3. (Historical) An advance representative of an army or royal party, who arranged for lodging, entertainment, etc.
(Historical) Any of various officials who made proclamations, carried state messages to other sovereigns, took charge of tournaments, arranged ceremonies, etc.
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  1. (Historical) Any of various officials who made proclamations, carried state messages to other sovereigns, took charge of tournaments, arranged ceremonies, etc.
  2. An official formerly charged with making royal proclamations and bearing messages of state between sovereigns.
  3. In England, an official in charge of genealogies, coats of arms, etc.
One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
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  1. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
  2. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
  3. One that precedes another; a forerunner or predecessor:
One who, or that which, presages; a foreteller; a foreboder.
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