• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vaward The fore part; van. "Since we have the vaward of the day."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vaward Same as vanward.
    • vaward Being in the van or the front; foremost; front.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n., adj Vaward vā′wawrd Same as Vanward.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For vanward, equivalent to vanguard,. See Vanguard Ward guard


In literature:

She is not in the vaward of youth, but John is but two or three years my junior.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Where's now their victor vaward wing, Where Huntly, and where Home?
"Lyra Heroica" by Various
I read it in the 'Vaward.
"A Crooked Mile" by Oliver Onions
Of their Vaward they made a forelorne reckoning, and the like did the Vaward of them.
"The Lives of the III Normans, Kings of England: William the First, William the Second, Henrie the First" by John Hayward

In poetry:

“Sunny shower! sunny shower!
'Twill not last half an hour!”
Clapping hands, Kitty forth, with her merry merry cry,
Crows the vaward of the year: and her sweet blue eye
Glimmers up, shimmers up to the sheen of the sky.
"Song The Sixth" by Thomas Aird