noun va·ward \ˈvau̇-ˌȯrd, -ˌwȯrd\

Definition of vaward


  1. :  the foremost part :  forefront <the vaward of our youth — William Shakespeare>

Origin and Etymology of vaward

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

First Known Use: 14th century

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