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vanguard

noun

1 vanguard

The leading units moving at the head of an army.

synonym: van.

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

Dutch: aanval, voorhoede
Polish: awangarda, forpoczta



2 vanguard

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, van.

Dutch: avant-garde, voorhoede
Polish: awangarda

3 vanguard

The position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field.

synonyms: cutting edge, forefront.

Dutch: voorgrond


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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