1. [ noun ] (military) the leading units moving at the head of an army
Synonyms: van
Related terms: army_unit
2. [ noun ] (fine art) any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
Synonyms: van avant-garde new_wave avant_garde
Related terms: artistic_movement
3. [ noun ] the position of greatest advancement; the leading position in any movement or field
Synonyms: cutting_edge forefront
Related terms: position
Similar spelling:   Vangueria