The leading units moving at the head of an army.
Dutch: aanval, voorhoede
Polish: awangarda, forpoczta
Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts).
Dutch: avant-garde, voorhoede
The position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field.
Moby thesaurus: advance guard, airhead, ancestor, announcer, antecedent, armed guard, avant-garde, bank guard, battle line, beachhead, bellwether, bridgehead, buccinator, bushwhacker, coast guard, cordon, cordon sanitaire, explorer, farthest outpost, first line ... show more.
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