A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (movement)
a. avant-garde (art or literature)
Los autores de estas obras innovadoras representan la vanguardia de la literatura.The authors of these innovative works represent the avant-garde of literature.
b. vanguard (politics)
Se creen la vanguardia del nacionalismo.They see themselves as the vanguard of nationalism.
2. (leading position)
a. vanguard
Este país está a la vanguardia en la investigación médica.This country is in the vanguard of medical research.
b. forefront
Estas dos marcas todavía están en la vanguardia de los avances tecnológicos.These brands are still at the forefront of technological advances.
3. (military)
a. vanguard
La vanguardia avanzó unos 20 kilómetros hacia el norte sin incidentes.The vanguard advanced some 20 kilometers north without incident.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (military)
a. vanguard
2. (fig)
ir a la vanguardia deto be at the forefront of
3. (cultural)
a. avant-garde, vanguard
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(Mil) también vanguard
de vanguardia (Arte) avant-garde; (Política) vanguard; un pintor de vanguardia an avant-garde painter; estar en la vanguardia del progreso to be in the vanguard of progress; ir a la o en vanguardia to be in the vanguard; to be at the forefront
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