Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun vanguard

3 senses of vanguard

Sense 1
vanguard, van -- (the leading units moving at the head of an army)
       => army unit -- (a military unit that is part of an army)

Sense 2
avant-garde, vanguard, van, new wave -- (any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts))
       => artistic movement, art movement -- (a group of artists who agree on general principles)

Sense 3
vanguard, forefront, cutting edge -- (the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field; "the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England"; "the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy")
       => position, view, perspective -- (a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view")

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