Definition of Advance
1. Noun. A movement forward. "He listened for the progress of the troops"
Generic synonyms: Change Of Location, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Head, Headway
Derivative terms: Progress
2. Verb. Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense. "The water advances "; "Time marches on"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Forge, Penetrate, Creep Up, Sneak Up, Encroach, Impinge, Infringe, Plough On, Press On, Push On, String, String Along, Overhaul, Overtake, Pass, Close In, Draw In, Edge, Inch, Rachet Up, Ratchet, Ratchet Down, Elapse, Glide By, Go Along, Go By, Lapse, Pass, Slide By, Slip Away, Slip By
Derivative terms: Advancement, Advancer, Progress, Progress, Progression
3. Adjective. Being ahead of time or need. "Was beforehand with her report"
4. Noun. A change for the better; progress in development.
Specialized synonyms: Resurgence, Revitalisation, Revitalization, Revival, Revivification, Elaboration, Refinement, Accommodation, Adjustment, Fitting, Conservation, Preservation, Recovery
Generic synonyms: Shift, Transformation, Transmutation
Derivative terms: Better, Improve
5. Verb. Bring forward for consideration or acceptance. "Advance an argument"
6. Adjective. Situated ahead or going before. "At that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
7. Noun. A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others. "She rejected his advances"
Generic synonyms: Proffer, Proposition, Suggestion
Derivative terms: Approach
8. Verb. Increase or raise. "Boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
9. Noun. The act of moving forward (as toward a goal).
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Push, Career, Life History, March, Clear Sailing, Easy Going, Plain Sailing, Leapfrog
Derivative terms: Proceed, Progress, Progress
10. Verb. Contribute to the progress or growth of. "They advance him to write the letter"; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
Specialized synonyms: Connive At, Wink At, Foster, Further, Spur, Help, Carry, Feed, Conduce, Contribute, Lead
Generic synonyms: Back Up, Support
Derivative terms: Boost, Booster, Booster, Encouragement, Furtherance, Promotion, Promotion, Promotive
11. Noun. An amount paid before it is earned.
12. Verb. Cause to move forward. "Can you move the car seat forward?"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Nose
Derivative terms: Advancement
13. Noun. Increase in price or value. "The news caused a general advance on the stock market"
14. Verb. Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.. "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
Specialized synonyms: Steal, Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally
Antonyms: Fall Back
Derivative terms: Gainer, Win
15. Verb. Develop in a positive way. "Plans are shaping up"
Specialized synonyms: Climb, Leapfrog
Generic synonyms: Develop
Derivative terms: Progress
16. Verb. Develop further. "We are advancing technology every day"
Derivative terms: Advancement, Advancement
17. Verb. Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position. "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate
Specialized synonyms: Tenure, Bring Up, Spot Promote, Ennoble, Entitle, Gentle, Favor, Favour, Prefer, Brevet
Derivative terms: Advancement, Elevation, Elevation, Promotion
18. Verb. Pay in advance. "They advance them the money"; "Can you advance me some money?"
19. Verb. Move forward. "We have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
20. Verb. Rise in rate or price. "The moon will soon advance "; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
Definition of Advance
1. v. t. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
2. v. i. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
3. n. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
4. 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.
Definition of Advance
1. Verb. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on. ¹
2. Verb. To raise to a higher rank; to promote. ¹
3. Verb. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten. ¹
4. Verb. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show. ¹
5. Verb. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten. ¹
6. Verb. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand. ¹
7. Verb. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate. ¹
8. Verb. (intransitive) To move forwards, to approach. ¹
9. Noun. A forward move. ¹
10. Noun. An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due; an advancement. ¹
11. Noun. (in the plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature. ¹
12. Adjective. Completed before need or a milestone event. ¹
13. Adjective. Preceding. ¹
14. Adjective. Forward. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Advance
1. to move or cause to move ahead [v -VANCED, -VANCING, -VANCES]
Medical Definition of Advance
1. 1. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress. 2. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office. 3. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods. 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. "[He] made the like advances to the dissenters." (Swift) 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. "I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances." (Jay) "The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made." (Kent) In advance In front; before. Beforehand; before an equivalent is received. In the state of having advanced money on account; as, A is advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds. Origin: Cf. F. Avance, fr. Avancer. See Advance, v. 1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on. 2. To raise; to elevate. "They . . . Advanced their eyelids." (Shak) 3. To raise to a higher rank; to promote. "Ahasueres . . . Advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes." (Esther III. 1) 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. 5. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument. "Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own." (Pope) 6. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten. 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. 8. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods. 9. To extol; to laud. "Greatly advancing his gay chivalry." (Spenser) Synonym: To raise, elevate, exalt, aggrandize, improve, heighten, accelerate, allege, adduce, assign. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Advance
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1. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses Simpson Grant (1885)
"THE advance from Camargo was commenced on the 5th of September. ... The advance reached Cerralvo in four days and halted for the remainder of the troops to ..."
2. Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books by John Milton (1750)
"... dogs of Hell advance was not tight- brac'd, ... doll 4^ o ... of bell advance &c J Upon the TUf>, ft it t * i ri f A3V>t;0/ ..."
3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"Holkar had already made breaches, and was prepared to assault, when the advance of Lake's army raised the siege. No act ion of the war with Holkar deserves ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"told the work at Princeton as illustrated by the contribution under review, marks an important advance in this department of astronomy. ..."