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Definitions of progress

  1. a movement forward; " he listened for the progress of the troops"
  2. develop in a positive way; " He progressed well in school"; " My plants are coming along"; " Plans are shaping up"
  3. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; " Time marches on"
  4. gradual improvement or growth or development; " advancement of knowledge"; " great progress in the arts"; " their research and development gave them an advantage"
  5. form steadily; " Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"
  6. A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance
  7. In actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc.
  8. In the growth of an animal or plant; increase.
  9. In business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art.
  10. In knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a child at school.
  11. Toward ideal completeness or perfection in respect of quality or condition; -- applied to individuals, communities, or the race; as, social, moral, religious, or political progress.
  12. A journey of state; a circuit; especially, one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions.
  13. To make progress; to move forward in space; to continue onward in course; to proceed; to advance; to go on; as, railroads are progressing.
  14. To make improvement; to advance.
  15. To make progress in; to pass through.
  16. A moving or going forward: advancement; growth; improvement.
  17. To move forward; advance; grow; improve.
  18. A going forward: advance: improvement: proficiency: course: passage: procession: a journey of state: a circuit.
  19. To go forward: to make progress: to proceed: to advance: to improve.
  20. Advance; course.
  21. Progression.
  22. To advance; proceed.
  23. To move forward; advance; improve.
  24. A moving forward; advancement.
  25. A moving or going forward; advancement; advance in knowledge; proficiency; passage; a journey of state; a circuit.
  26. To move forward; to proceed; to advance; to make improvement.
  27. A moving or going forward; advancement; procession; improvement, either intellectual or moral; proficiency; passage from place to place.
  28. To move or go forward; to proceed; to make a circuit through; to advance in any sense; to make improvement.

Usage examples for progress

  1. The house would be perfectly quiet while the girls and the younger boys were away at school, and as Everard really seemed to take the matter seriously, he might be expected to make good progress. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  2. The great law of human progress was not for him. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  3. It is heart- breaking, this progress! – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  4. We, however, could not remain to watch the progress of the work. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. What progress has been made during these four years? – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  6. Now a few words about the progress of the war. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  7. You will, if you are in earnest, progress much more rapidly by this means, and I wish to know when you would like to begin to work. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  8. He's come to inquire after Blenkinsopp major's health and progress. – Philistia by Grant Allen
  9. For a time I had no progress to report. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. She watched his progress as he covered the last half- mile on foot. – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  11. " Second species in both parts" means, therefore, that both parts progress in half- notes. – A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons by Friedrich J. Lehmann
  12. Thus, there is a progress in revelation. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  13. You're making excellent progress. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  14. How intolerable seemed the slow progress of the moments! – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  15. So you don't think we're making any progress nowadays? – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  16. Perhaps when I return from Paris you will permit me to come down again to report progress? – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  17. Their progress was therefore difficult and slow. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  18. The Colonel turned to a young officer standing a little distance away- " Lieutenant Osarov, is it true that you recognised in this man, when he was brought in here last night, a person whom you saw in an English square during the progress of the battle?" – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  19. But it was at least progress, and once more he started. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  20. But I'm for progress. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
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