old guard


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old guard

also Old Guard
n.
A conservative, often reactionary element of a class, society, or political group.

[Translation of French Vieille Garde, the imperial guard of Napoleon I.]

old guard

n
1. a group that works for a long-established or old-fashioned cause or principle
2. the conservative element in a political party or other group
[C19: from Old Guard]

Old Guard

n
(Historical Terms) the French imperial guard created by Napoleon in 1804

Old′ Guard′


n.
1. the imperial guard created in 1804 by Napoleon.
2. (sometimes l.c.) the conservative members of a political party or other group.
[translation of French Vieille Garde]
Old′ Guard′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.old guard - a faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
faction, sect - a dissenting clique

old guard

noun traditionalists, conservatives, reactionaries He belongs to the Nationalist Party's old guard.
Translations

old guard

n the old guardla vecchia guardia
References in classic literature ?
A regiment of the Old Guard, reviewed on a summer's day in the Champs Elysees, could not have made a more critically correct appearance.
Billy Murphy, and Joe Lloyd, and all the survivors of the old guard, got around me and their arms around me.
He was an old guard, and he came: and I passed your sword through his left thigh.
Tom showed such undisguised and open-mouthed interest in his narrations that the old guard rubbed up his memory, and launched out into a graphic history of all the performances of the boys on the roads for the last twenty years.
So James went to Harrow House with much the same emotions that the Old Guard must have felt on their way up the hill at Waterloo.
Daylight's one of the old guard, one of the real sour-doughs.
Vail arrived very much as Blucher did at the battle of Waterloo--a trifle late, but in time to prevent the telephone forces from being routed by the Old Guard of the Western Union.
OLD GUARD can spearhead a fruitful day of action for Paul Nicholls at Fontwell.
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That old guard has not won prosperity - and that now is what all 54 million South Africans seek.
Ch'Tibello has not run since beaten a length by last season's Champion Hurdle favourite Yanworth in the Kingwell Hurdle in February, but will have the ground and weight in his favour when he lines up against The New One, Melon and Old Guard in the Unibet International Hurdle.
And Match of the Day host Lineker, 57 yesterday, takes on his biggest gig as a broadcaster saying: "Most of the old guard, the ones responsible for corruption, are now thankfully suspended, locked up or about to be locked up.