What does vanguard mean?

Definitions for vanguardˈvænˌgɑrd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vanguard.

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"


  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

  2. 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

  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.]

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jonathan Scheid:

    They're growing because they are plugged into the Vanguard machine.

  2. Clive Standen:

    When I found out I was going to be the guy who leads from the vanguard.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Life is nothing but changes. Don't resist changes, but be the vanguard of it.

  4. Dan Wiener:

    Vanguard is a passive player pretending to take an active role. But their weapon is a gun loaded with blanks.

  5. 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.

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