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'Vanguard'

Definition of 'vanguard'
From: WordNet
noun
The leading units moving at the head of an army [syn: vanguard, van]
noun
Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts) [syn: avant-garde, vanguard, van, new wave]
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" [syn: vanguard, forefront, cutting edge]
Definition of 'Vanguard'
From: GCIDE
Vanguard \Van"guard`\, n. [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.] (Mil.) The troops who march in front of an army; the advance guard; the van. [1913 Webster]
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