Definitions of advance

  1. To go forward; to make progress; to be promoted.
  2. To move, bring, or go forward; accelerate; increase; progress.
  3. To pay beforehand.
  4. To elevate; promote.
  5. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
  6. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  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.
  8. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
  9. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  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.
  11. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
  12. To extol; to laud.
  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.
  14. To put forward, or to the van: to promote to a higher office: to encourage the progress of: to propose: to supply beforehand.
  15. To put forward; to increase; to offer; to pay before hand.
  16. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
  17. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
  18. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.
  19. To go forward.
  20. To move or go forward: to make progress: to rise in rank.
  21. To move forward; to rise in rank or price.
  22. develop further; " We are advancing technology every day"
  23. develop in a positive way; " He progressed well in school"; " My plants are coming along"; " Plans are shaping up"
  24. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; " Time marches on"
  25. cause to move forward; " Can you move the car seat forward?"
  26. 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"
  27. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
  28. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.
  29. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.
  30. 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.
  31. To bring forward; to promote; to raise; to enhance; to improve; to forward; to supply beforehand or on credit.
  32. To move or bring forward; to raise to a higher rank; to propose; to pay beforehand; to be promoted.
  33. a movement forward; " he listened for the progress of the troops"
  34. an amount paid before it is earned
  35. move forward; " we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
  36. pay in advance; " Can you advance me some money?"
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Progress: improvement : a giving beforehand.
  40. Forward motion or condition; improvement; payment beforehand; rise in rank or price.
  41. An advancing; progress; improvement; prepayment; proposal.
  42. The front; lead; start; van.
  43. 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.
  44. A moving or bringing forward; promotion; a rise in value or price; a giving beforehand; a proposal.
  45. situated ahead or going before; " an advance party"; " at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
  46. 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.
  47. Being or occurring before; as, an advance sale of tickets.
  48. Being an advance.
  49. Before. In advance, in front; beforehand.