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Definitions of advance

  1. To go forward; to make progress; to be promoted. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To move, bring, or go forward; accelerate; increase; progress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To pay beforehand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To elevate; promote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To raise to a higher rank; to promote. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To extol; to laud. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To cause to go forward; to propose; as, to advance an opinion; to increase; as, to advance prices; to further; as, to advance a cause; to lend or supply, as money, beforehand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To put forward, or to the van: to promote to a higher office: to encourage the progress of: to propose: to supply beforehand. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To put forward; to increase; to offer; to pay before hand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To go forward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To move or go forward: to make progress: to rise in rank. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To move forward; to rise in rank or price. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. develop further; "We are advancing technology every day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To bring forward; to promote; to raise; to enhance; to improve; to forward; to supply beforehand or on credit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To move or bring forward; to raise to a higher rank; to propose; to pay beforehand; to be promoted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. an amount paid before it is earned Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. A moving forward; improvement; an addition to or rise in value; an approach, as toward acquaintance: usually in plural; a loan; a supplying of money beforehand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. Progress: improvement : a giving beforehand. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. Forward motion or condition; improvement; payment beforehand; rise in rank or price. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. An advancing; progress; improvement; prepayment; proposal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. The front; lead; start; van. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. The act of coming forward; gradual progression; promotion; first step; movement towards; rise in price; furnishing of money or goods to others, in expectation of reimbursement; the property so furnished. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. A moving or bringing forward; promotion; a rise in value or price; a giving beforehand; a proposal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  48. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Being or occurring before; as, an advance sale of tickets. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  50. Being an advance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Before. In advance, in front; beforehand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for advance

  1. When I have sent off this, I shall write another to some place about fifty miles in advance of you. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  2. He felt he guessed in advance what was to come. – Lords of the Stratosphere by Arthur J. Burks
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