va·​ward ˈvau̇-ˌȯrd How to pronounce vaward (audio)
: the foremost part : forefront
the vaward of our youthWilliam Shakespeare

Word History


Middle English vauntwarde, vanwarde, vaward, borrowed from Anglo-French *vantwarde, vantgarde vanguard

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vaward was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Vaward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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