Meaning of vanguard
Pronunciation: (van'gärd"), [key]
- the foremost division or the front part of an army; advance guard; van.
- the forefront in any movement, field, activity, or the like.
- the leaders of any intellectual or political movement.
- (cap.)a U.S. three-stage, satellite-launching rocket, the first two stages powered by liquid-propellant engines and the third by a solid-propellant engine.
- vanguard (Thesaurus)