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1.
The foremost position in an army or fleet advancing into battle; the foremost or leading position in a trend or movement; those occupying a foremost position.
The vanguard of the group led their whole military to victory.
by kasabian720 October 14, 2007
 
2.
An alliance on Evony that is a bunch of retarded farmers who have no sac whatsoever. This is proven by the lack of leadership and the excuses, with promises that never happen.
Don't pull a Vanguard, we've seen enough retarded things lately.
by Hmmz0rz August 19, 2010
 
3.
an absolute cain0r @ cs.
"Phwoar! I wish I ripped it as much as vanGuard."
by Anonymous August 08, 2003
 
4.
verb; to ruin an eagerly anticipated product by prematurely pushing it to market in spite of known flaws and overall incompleteness, virtually assuring disaster and disappointment.
I agree that I want the game out soon, but that is secondary to having a quality product. Let's not have them 'Vanguard' this.
by NoDiceChicago October 14, 2007