groundbreaker vs pioneer what difference

what is difference between groundbreaker and pioneer



From ground +‎ breaker.


groundbreaker (plural groundbreakers)

  1. First person to do, make or fight for something. A pioneer; a seminal person.



From Middle French pionnier (originally, a foot soldier), Old French peonier, from peon (a foot soldier) (modern French: pion). See pawn in chess.


  • IPA(key): /ˌpaɪəˈnɪəɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)


pioneer (plural pioneers)

  1. One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow.
  2. A person or other entity who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress.
    Some people will consider their national heroes to be pioneers of civilization.
    Certain politicians can be considered as pioneers of reform.
  3. (obsolete, military) A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances; a sapper.
  4. A member of any of several European organizations advocating abstinence from alcohol.
  5. (communism) A child of 10–16 years in the former Soviet Union, in the second of the three stages in becoming a member of the Communist Party.

Derived terms

  • pioneer axon
  • Pioneer Day


See also

  • Pioneer movement on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


pioneer (third-person singular simple present pioneers, present participle pioneering, simple past and past participle pioneered)

  1. (transitive) To be the first to do or achieve (something), preparing the way for others to follow.
    The young doctor pioneered a new life-saving surgical technique.


  • push the envelope
  • break new ground



  • pereion, perineo-, peronei

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