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Wiktionary

  1. avant(Noun)

    The front of an army; the vanguard.

  2. Origin: Abbreviated from avant-guard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avant(noun)

    the front of an army. [Obs.] See Van

  2. Origin: [For avant-guard. Cf. Avaunt, Van.]

Freebase

  1. Avant

    Myron Avant, better known as Avant is an American R&B singer-songwriter. He is best known for hits such as "Separated", "My First Love," which one version features KeKe Wyatt, and "Read Your Mind". He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the 2004 album The Hunger for More, and has had a cameo appearance in the 2004 feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business. His self-titled fifth album, Avant, was released on December 9, 2008. Avant is now signed to Verve Forecast and released his sixth studio album The Letter on December 21, 2010, featuring production from the likes of The Pentagon; Mike City; Marshall Leathers; and Kajun. Avant cites R. Kelly as his biggest influence and inspiration.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Avant

    av′ang, prefix used as adj. in combination, as in Av′ant-cour′ier, one who runs before, in pl. the skirmishers or advance-guard of an army; Av′ant-garde, the vanguard of an army. [Fr.;—L. ante.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. avant

    (Fr.). Foremost, most advanced towards the enemy; as, Avant-chemin couvert, the advanced covered way which is made at the foot of the glacis to oppose the approaches of an enemy. Avant-duc, the pile-work which is formed by a number of young trees on the edge or entrance of a river. They are driven into the ground with battering-rams or strong pieces of iron, to form a level floor by means of strong planks being nailed upon it, which serve for the foundation of a bridge. Boats are placed wherever the avant-duc terminates. The avant-duc is had recourse to when the river is so broad that there are not boats sufficient to make a bridge across. Avant-ducs are made on each side of the river. Avant-fosse, the ditch of the counterscarp next to the country. It is dug at the foot of the glacis. Avant-garde, advance-guard. Avant-trains, the limbers of field-pieces on which are placed boxes containing ammunition enough for immediate service.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of avant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of avant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of avant in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    It was nice to kill time. But the time buries us before... (On a beau tuer le temps, - Il nous enterre avant)

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Before falling to the ground, the rain has touched the sky. (Avant de tomber au sol, La pluie a touché le ciel)

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    We knit alone our life, before seeing by it our shroud. (Nous tricotons notre vie seule, Avant d'y voir notre linceul)

  4. Jason Carey:

    We have Asian collectors, we have new buyers, we have collectors of contemporary art who are looking back to the avant-garde as well like artists such as Leger, there's really competing forces.

  5. Paul Pairet:

    I chose Shanghai because there was already the ingredients. Obviously, the power of Shanghai, the energy of Shanghai... to free up Western cuisine based on curiosity, all these ingredients are very important, especially for the avant-garde.

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