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.]
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The numerical value of vanguard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of vanguard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They're growing because they are plugged into the Vanguard machine.
When I found out I was going to be the guy who leads from the vanguard.
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.
I think we have some innovative centers at the vanguard, but I think the saturation of how that’s being pursued is limited.
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- Vorhut, Spitze, AvantgardeGerman
- πρωτοπορία, εμπροσθοφυλακή, αβάν-γκαρντGreek
- etujoukko, suunnannäyttäjä, edelläkävijäFinnish
- toiseachScottish Gaelic
- primi agminisLatin
- fortropp, avantgarde, banebryterNorwegian
- anteguarda, vanguardaPortuguese
- förtrupp, tätSwedish
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