Definitions for vanguardˈvænˌgɑrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

van•guardˈvænˌgɑrd(n.)

  1. the front part of an advancing army.

    Category: Military

  2. the forefront in any field.

  3. the leaders of any intellectual or political movement.

Origin of vanguard:

1480–90; earlier van(d)gard(e) < MF avangarde, var. of avant-garde

van′guard•ist(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  1. Vanguard(noun)

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


Translations for vanguard

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vanguard(noun)

the part of an army going in front of the main body.

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