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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vanguard, vannoun

    the leading units moving at the head of an army

  2. avant-garde, vanguard, van, new wavenoun

    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 edgenoun

    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"


  1. vanguardnoun

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

  2. vanguardnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vanguardnoun

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

    Etymology: [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

  1. Vanguard

    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-gardeavant, before, garde, guard.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. vanguard

    That part of the army which marches in front.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vanguard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vanguard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Vanguard in a Sentence

  1. Tait Shanafelt:

    I think we have some innovative centers at the vanguard, but I think the saturation of how that’s being pursued is limited.

  2. Todd Rosenbluth:

    There's a very small handful of managers who are known, and like everybody else they are getting older and sooner or later they will be retiring, at that point it's not inconceivable for investors to say I'm just going to choose a Vanguard 500 index fund from now on.

  3. John Woerth:

    Vanguard has been very clear about the risks of the fund on our website and prospectus, and we will continue to educate investors about market volatility and the additional risks that accompany investing in any emerging market.

  4. Chris Heffron:

    She's like our vanguard for all things film.

  5. Douglas Barrie:

    It is hardly surprising that the near term focus of the countries at the vanguard of the campaign has switched from long-term equipment to replenishing ammunition stocks and looking at lessons of the air campaign.

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