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1 van

Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts).

synonyms: avant-garde, new wave, vanguard.

Roget 234: front; fore, forepart; foreground; face, disk, disc, frontage; facade, proscenium, facia [Lat.], frontispiece; anteriority; obverse ... show more

Roget 280: precession, leading, heading; precedence etc. 62; priority etc. 116; the lead, le pas; van etc. ... show more

Roget 66: beginning, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception, inchoation; introduction etc. (precursor) 64; alpha, initial; inauguration, ... show more

Dutch: avant-garde, voorhoede
Polish: awangarda



2 van

The leading units moving at the head of an army.

synonym: vanguard.

Dutch: aanval, voorhoede
Polish: awangarda, forpoczta

3 van

Great Britain A closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight.

Dutch: bestelwagen, rijtuig, voorhoede, wagon
Polish: wagon kryty

4 van

A camper equipped with living quarters.

synonym: caravan.

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Roget 266: travel; traveling etc. v.. wayfaring, campaigning.    journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, ... show more

Dutch: kermiswagen
Polish: caravan, caravaning, karawan, karawaning

5 van

A truck with an enclosed cargo space.


Moby thesaurus: Conestoga wagon, Pullman, Pullman car, advance guard, airhead, anteposition, armed guard, avant-garde, baggage car, bank guard, battle line, beachhead, boxcar, bridgehead, caboose, car, caravan, carriage, chair car, coach ... show more.

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