advance-guard

  • 1 advance guard — index precursor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 advance guard — n. a detachment of troops sent ahead to reconnoiter and protect the line of march …

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  • 3 advance guard — noun 1. : a detachment usually divided into point, advance party, support, and reserve preceding a body of troops on the march to protect it and secure its uninterrupted advance 2. : avant garde • advance guardist noun * * * adˈvance guard 7 [ …

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  • 4 advance guard — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms advance guard : singular advance guard plural advance guards a small group of people, especially soldiers, that is sent to a place before other people to start the work that needs to be done there …

    English dictionary

  • 5 advance guard — Synonyms and related words: airhead, armed guard, avant garde, bank guard, battle line, beachhead, bridgehead, coast guard, cordon, cordon sanitaire, farthest outpost, first line, forefront, front, front line, front rank, front runner, garrison,… …

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  • 6 advance guard — Detachment sent ahead of the main force to ensure its uninterrupted advance; to protect the main body against surprise; to facilitate the advance by removing obstacles and repairing roads and bridges; and to cover the deployment of the main body… …

    Military dictionary

  • 7 advance guard — /ədˈvæns gad/ (say uhd vans gahd) noun a body of troops going before the main force to clear the way, guard against surprise, etc. Also, advanced guard …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 advance guard — a body of troops going before the main force to clear the way, guard against surprise, etc. [1750 60] * * * …

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  • 9 advance guard — noun a) a unit or units leading the way of advancing or marching troops, guarding them from ambushes, reconnoitering and pursuing the enemy, etc. b) an individual soldier in the same role. Syn: avant guard, vanguard …

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  • 10 advance guard — ad,vance guard noun count a small group of people, especially soldiers, that is sent to a place before other people to start the work that needs to be done there …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 advance guard — body of troops sent ahead of the others to provide protection …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 advance guard — noun a body of soldiers preceding and making preparations for the main body of an army …

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  • 13 advance-guard — n. Vanguard, van …

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  • 14 advance guard support — First of the two main parts of an advance guard, the other being the advance guard reserve. It is made up of three smaller elements, in order from front to rear, the advance guard point, the advance party, and the support proper. The advance… …

    Military dictionary

  • 15 advance guard reserve — Second of the two main parts of an advance guard, the other being the advance guard support. It protects the main force and is itself protected by the advance guard support. Small advance guards do not have reserves …

    Military dictionary

  • 16 Advance — Ad*vance , a. Before in place, or beforehand in time; used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 advance — 1. advance, advanced. The meanings are different, advance being a noun used attributively or as a modifier to mean ‘placed in advance; going before’, as in advance copy, advance guard, advance payment, etc., whereas advanced means ‘far on in… …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 advance — [ad vans′, ədvans′] vt. advanced, advancing [ME avancen < OFr avancer, to forward < VL * abantiare < L ab , from + ante, before: sp. ad by assoc. with L ad, to, forward] 1. to bring forward; move forward [to advance a chessman] 2. to… …

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  • 19 advance — I. verb (advanced; advancing) Etymology: Middle English advauncen, from Anglo French avancer, from Vulgar Latin *abantiare, from Late Latin abante in front, from Latin ab + ante before more at ante Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 guard — Synonyms and related words: Coldstream Guards, Foot Guards, Grenadier Guards, Life Guards, Scots Guards, accompany, advance guard, advocate, aegis, amateur athlete, apologist, archer, arm, arm guard, armament, armed guard, armor, arrest, athlete …

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