Definitions for vanguardˈvænˌgɑrd

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. vanguard, van(noun)

    the leading units moving at the head of an army

  2. avant-garde, vanguard, van, new wave(noun)

    any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

  3. vanguard, forefront, cutting edge(noun)

    the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field

    "the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England"; "the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy"

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  1. vanguard(Noun)

    The leading units at the front of an army or fleet.

  2. vanguard(Noun)

    (by extension) The persons at the forefront of any group or movement.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vanguard(noun)

    the troops who march in front of an army; the advance guard; the van

  2. Origin: [For vantguard, avantguard, F. avant-garde; avant before, fore + garde guard. See Avant, Ab-,Ante-, and Guard, and cf. Advance, Vamp, Van of an army, Vaward.]

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