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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fore·run·ner /ˈforˌrʌnɚ/
 先驅

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fore·run·ner n.
 1. A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.
    Whither the forerunner in for us entered, even Jesus.   --Heb. vi. 20.
    My elder brothers, my forerunners, came.   --Dryden.
 2. A predecessor; an ancestor. [Obs.]
 3. Naut. A piece of rag terminating the log line.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 forerunner
      n 1: anything that precedes something similar in time;
           "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"
           [syn: antecedent]
      2: a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
         [syn: precursor]
      3: an indication of the approach of something or someone [syn:
         harbinger, herald, precursor]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Forerunner
    John the Baptist went before our Lord in this character (Mark
    1:2, 3). Christ so called (Heb. 6:20) as entering before his
    people into the holy place as their head and guide.