the leading units moving at the head of an army
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)
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"
The leading units at the front of an army or fleet.
(by extension) The persons at the forefront of any group or movement.
the troops who march in front of an army; the advance guard; the van
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
van′gärd, n. the guard in the van of an army: the part of an army preceding the main body: the front line. [Formerly vantgard—Fr. avant-garde—avant, before, garde, guard.]
The numerical value of vanguard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of vanguard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Life is nothing but changes. Don't resist changes, but be the vanguard of it.
Vanguard is a passive player pretending to take an active role. But their weapon is a gun loaded with blanks.
In many instances we've been in the vanguard of creating change, because we do challenge the community from within, that's where it begins.
What the Courier is doing is letting everyone know what the plight of African-Americans is. in many instances we've been in the vanguard of creating change, because we do challenge the community from within.
The consistent anarchist should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat. Some sort of council communism is the natural form of revolutionary socialism in an industrial society. It reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is largely a sham when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers, and technocrats, a vanguard party, or a State bureaucracy.
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- Vorhut, Spitze, AvantgardeGerman
- πρωτοπορία, εμπροσθοφυλακή, αβάν-γκαρντGreek
- etujoukko, suunnannäyttäjä, edelläkävijäFinnish
- toiseachScottish Gaelic
- fortropp, avantgarde, banebryterNorwegian
- anteguarda, vanguardaPortuguese
- förtrupp, tätSwedish
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