Simple Definition of vanguard
: the group of people who are the leaders of an action or movement in society, politics, art, etc.
the vanguard : the soldiers, ships, etc., that are at the front of a fighting force that is moving forward
Examples of vanguard in a sentence
<a style of jazz that the vanguard quickly recognized as new and exciting>
<talk radio is often regarded as being in the vanguard of the conservative movement>
Origin and Etymology of vanguard
Middle English vauntgard, from Anglo-French vantgarde, avantgarde, from avant- fore- (from avant before, from Late Latin abante) + garde guard — more at advance
First Known Use: 15th century
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