Synonyms of forerunner in English:

forerunner


See definition of forerunner

noun

1‘archosaurs were the forerunners of dinosaurs’

SYNONYMS

predecessor, precursor, antecedent, ancestor, forebear

prototype

rare primogenitor

ANTONYMS

descendant

2‘the pain was feared as a forerunner of something worse’

SYNONYMS

herald, harbinger, usher, advance guard

precursor, prelude

sign, signal, warning, token, portent, omen, augury