Definitions for advance

Definitions for (noun) advance

Main entry: forward motion, procession, progress, progression, onward motion, advance, advancement

Definition: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Main entry: rise, advance

Definition: increase in price or value

Usage: the news caused a general advance on the stock market

Main entry: overture, feeler, approach, advance

Definition: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

Usage: she rejected his advances

Main entry: betterment, advance, improvement

Definition: a change for the better; progress in development

Main entry: advance, progress, progression

Definition: a movement forward

Usage: he listened for the progress of the troops

Main entry: cash advance, advance

Definition: an amount paid before it is earned

Definitions for (verb) advance

Main entry: gain, advance

Definition: rise in rate or price

Usage: The stock market gained 24 points today

Main entry: advance, get along, get on, progress, come along, come on, shape up

Definition: develop in a positive way

Usage: He progressed well in school; My plants are coming along; Plans are shaping up

Main entry: boost, supercharge, advance

Definition: increase or raise

Usage: boost the voltage in an electrical circuit

Main entry: advance

Definition: develop further

Usage: We are advancing technology every day

Main entry: advance, throw out

Definition: bring forward for consideration or acceptance

Usage: advance an argument

Main entry: make headway, win, pull ahead, get ahead, gain, gain ground, advance

Definition: obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

Usage: The home team was gaining ground; After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference

Main entry: go on, advance, march on, progress, move on, pass on

Definition: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Usage: Time marches on

Main entry: advance, bring forward

Definition: cause to move forward

Usage: Can you move the car seat forward?

Main entry: advance, set ahead

Definition: move forward

Usage: we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward

Main entry: advance

Definition: pay in advance

Usage: Can you advance me some money?

Main entry: upgrade, raise, promote, elevate, kick upstairs, advance

Definition: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Usage: John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired; Women tend not to advance in the major law firms; I got promoted after many years of hard work

Main entry: boost, advance, encourage, further, promote

Definition: contribute to the progress or growth of

Usage: I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Definitions for (adj) advance

Main entry: in advance, advance, advanced

Definition: situated ahead or going before

Usage: an advance party; at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies

Main entry: advance, beforehand

Definition: being ahead of time or need

Usage: gave advance warning; was beforehand with her report

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