1. a movement forward;
- Example: "he listened for the progress of the troops"
[syn: progress, progression, advance]
2. a change for the better; progress in development;
[syn: improvement, betterment, advance]
3. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others;
- Example: "she rejected his advances"
[syn: overture, advance, approach, feeler]
4. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal);
[syn: progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion]
5. an amount paid before it is earned;
[syn: advance, cash advance]
6. increase in price or value;
- Example: "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
[syn: advance, rise]
1. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense;
- Example: "Time marches on"
[syn: advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on]
2. bring forward for consideration or acceptance;
- Example: "advance an argument"
[syn: advance, throw out]
3. increase or raise;
- Example: "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
[syn: boost, advance, supercharge]
4. contribute to the progress or growth of;
- Example: "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
[syn: promote, advance, boost, further, encourage]
5. cause to move forward;
- Example: "Can you move the car seat forward?"
[syn: advance, bring forward]
6. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.;
- Example: "The home team was gaining ground"
- Example: "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
[syn: gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground]
7. develop in a positive way;
- Example: "He progressed well in school"
- Example: "My plants are coming along"
- Example: "Plans are shaping up"
[syn: progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up]
8. develop further;
- Example: "We are advancing technology every day"
9. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position;
- Example: "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"
- Example: "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"
- Example: "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
[syn: promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate]
10. pay in advance;
- Example: "Can you advance me some money?"
11. move forward;
- Example: "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
[syn: advance, set ahead]
12. rise in rate or price;
- Example: "The stock market gained 24 points today"
[syn: advance, gain]
1. being ahead of time or need;
- Example: "gave advance warning"
- Example: "was beforehand with her report"
[syn: advance(a), beforehand(p)]
2. situated ahead or going before;
- Example: "an advance party"
- Example: "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
[syn: advance(a), advanced(a), in advance(p)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Advance \Ad*vance"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advanced; p. pr. & vb. n. Advancing(#).] [OE. avancen, avauncen, F. avancer, fr. a supposed LL. abantiare; ab + ante (F. avant) before. The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be fr. L. ad. See Avaunt.] 1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on. [1913 Webster] 2. To raise; to elevate. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] They . . . advanced their eyelids. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To raise to a higher rank; to promote. [1913 Webster] Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes. --Esther iii. 1. [1913 Webster] 4. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests. [1913 Webster] 5. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument. [1913 Webster] Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 6. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten. [1913 Webster] 7. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him. [1913 Webster] 8. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods. [1913 Webster] 9. To extol; to laud. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Greatly advancing his gay chivalry. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Syn: To raise; elevate; exalt; aggrandize; improve; heighten; accelerate; allege; adduce; assign. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Advance \Ad*vance"\, v. i. 1. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me. [1913 Webster] 2. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price. [1913 Webster] 3. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted. [1913 Webster] Advanced to a level with ancient peers. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Advance \Ad*vance"\, a. Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Advance \Ad*vance"\, n. [Cf. F. avance, fr. avancer. See Advance, v.] 1. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress. [1913 Webster] 2. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office. [1913 Webster] 3. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods. [1913 Webster] 4. The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster] [He] made the like advances to the dissenters. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 5. A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand. [1913 Webster] I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances. --Jay. [1913 Webster] The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made. --Kent. [1913 Webster] In advance (a) In front; before. (b) Beforehand; before an equivalent is received. (c) In the state of having advanced money on account; as, A is in advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Advance, IN (town, FIPS 640) Location: 39.99523 N, 86.62043 W Population (1990): 520 (177 housing units) Area: 1.6 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Advance, MO (city, FIPS 262) Location: 37.10355 N, 89.91453 W Population (1990): 1139 (520 housing units) Area: 2.2 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 63730 Advance, NC Zip code(s): 27006Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
591 Moby Thesaurus words for "advance": Brownian movement, Great Leap Forward, Wall Street loan, abet, accelerate, access, accession, accommodate with, accommodation, accomplishment, accost, accretion, accrual, accrue, accruement, acculturate, accumulate, accumulation, achieve success, act for, addition, adduce, advance, advance against, advance upon, advancement, advancing, advantage, advent, afflux, affluxion, aggrandize, aggrandizement, ahead of time, aid, air, allege, ameliorate, amelioration, amend, amendment, amplification, anabasis, angular motion, answer, appreciate, appreciation, approach, approaching, appropinquate, appropinquation, approximate, approximation, appulse, array, arrive, ascend, ascending, ascent, asking price, assert, assist, augmentation, avail, axial motion, back, back up, backflowing, backing, backward motion, balloon, ballooning, be a success, be instrumental, be right, bear down on, bear down upon, bear fruit, bear up, befit, befitting, before, beforehand, 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march upon, marshal, maturate, maturation, mature, mediate, meliorate, melioration, mellow, mend, mending, minister to, moneylending, moot, mount, mount an attack, mounting, move, move forward, move over, multiplication, multiply, narrow the gap, natural development, natural growth, near, nearing, nearness, negotiate a loan, nonviolent change, not come amiss, nurture, oblique motion, offer, offer a resolution, offering, oncoming, ongoing, onrush, onward course, open an offensive, open up, overstep, overstep the bounds, overture, pass, pass along, pass by, pass on, passage, passing, pay raise, pedal, perk up, pick up, pickup, plead, plunge, plunging, pole, policy loan, pose, posit, postulate, predicate, prefer, preferential treatment, preferment, preliminary approach, prepay, prepayment, present, presentation, press on, proceed, produce, productiveness, proffer, proficiency, profit, progress, progression, progressiveness, proliferate, proliferation, promote, promotion, propel, propose, proposition, propound, prosper, proximate, proximation, push, push forward, put forth, put forward, put it to, quicken, radial motion, raise, rally, random motion, recommend, recovery, redound to, refine upon, reflowing, refluence, reflux, reform, regress, regression, restoration, retrogress, retrogression, revival, ripen, ripening, rise, rising, roll, roll on, rolling, rolling on, rotate, row, run, run its course, run on, run out, run up, rush, rushing, secured loan, serve, set, set before, set forth, set forward, shape up, shift, shoot up, short-term loan, shove, show improvement, shunt, shylocking, sideward motion, sidle up to, sink, sinking, skyrocket, slide, slip, snowball, snowballing, soar, soaring, socialize, special treatment, speed, speeding, spin, spread, start, stem, step forward, step up, sternway, stir, straighten out, stream, strengthen, strike, submission, submit, subserve, subside, subsiding, succeed, suggest, suit the occasion, surge, sweep, sweep along, swell, swelling, take off, tentative approach, thrust, time loan, traject, trajet, transfigure, transform, transgress, travel, treadle, trend, trespass, troll, trundle, tumescence, turn out well, turn the scale, unsecured loan, up, upbeat, upgrade, upgrading, uplift, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, upward mobility, upward motion, usurp, usury, wane, wax, waxing, way, whirl, widen, widening, work