noun Etymology: Middle English vauntgard, from Anglo-French vantgarde, avantgarde, from avant- fore- (from avant before, from Late Latin abante) + garde guard — more at advance Date: 15th century 1. the troops moving at the head of an army 2. the forefront of an action or movement • vanguardism nounvanguardist noun

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  • Vanguard — bedeutet so viel wie „Vortrupp“ und steht für: Schiffe, U Boote und Flugzeuge HMS Vanguard, Name von mindestens zehn Kriegsschiffen der britischen Royal Navy Vanguard Klasse (1835), Name einer Linienschiffsklasse der Royal Navy Vanguard Klasse… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vanguard — может означать: Vanguard Group Американская инвестиционная компания Vanguard Финская готик метал группа Vanguard 1 Искусственный спутник Земли Vanguard Тип британских подводных лодок Argo Vanguard 6х6 Вездеход HMS Vanguard (23) Британский линкор… …   Википедия

  • vanguard — van‧guard [ˈvængɑːd ǁ gɑːrd] noun be in/​at the vanguard (of something) to be the most advanced or developed business, person etc in a particular area of work: • The prototype was in the vanguard of technical development …   Financial and business terms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vanguard — index forerunner, pioneer, precursor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vanguard — mid 15c., vaunt garde, from M.Fr. avant garde, from avant in front (see AVANT (Cf. avant)) + garde guard (see GUARD (Cf. guard) (n.)). Communist revolutionary sense is recorded from 1928 …   Etymology dictionary

  • vanguard — ► NOUN 1) the foremost part of an advancing army or naval force. 2) a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas. ORIGIN Old French avantgarde, from avant before + garde guard …   English terms dictionary

  • vanguard — [van′gärd΄] n. [ME vaunt garde < OFr avant garde < avant, before (see AVAUNT) + garde (see GUARD)] 1. the part of an army which goes ahead of the main body; the van 2. the leading position or persons in a movement, field of endeavor, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Vanguard — A vanguard is the forward element of an advancing military tactical formation. Vanguard may also refer to:hips* HMS Vanguard , any of several British Royal Navy ships * Vanguard class submarine, the British Royal Navy s current nuclear ballistic… …   Wikipedia

  • Vanguard — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Vanguard peut désigner : Dans le domaine de la photo : Vanguard (entreprise), Une marque d accessoires photo vidéo, d accessoires de chasse et d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vanguard — /van gahrd /, n. 1. the foremost division or the front part of an army; advance guard; van. 2. the forefront in any movement, field, activity, or the like. 3. the leaders of any intellectual or political movement. 4. (cap.) Rocketry. a U.S. three …   Universalium

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