Definitions of progress

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

Quotes of progress

  1. I did help to set up an undergraduate course in medicinal chemistry and made progress in modelling and analysing pharmacological activity at the tissue level, my new passion. – James W. Black
  2. The Democrats need to remind people of where were, in terms of our progress as markers against where we are, and where we've fallen, and how we've declined under Bush. – Sidney Blumenthal
  3. I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. – Marie Curie
  4. Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. – Khalil Gibran
  5. Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter. – Nadine Gordimer
  6. I've, we have in this state, like many other states, we're experiencing an enormous budget deficit that we're trying to grapple with. But we will have progress despite the deficits. – Jennifer M. Granholm
  7. On what can we now place our hopes of solving the many riddles which still exist as to the origin and composition of cosmic rays? It must be emphasized here above all that to attain really decisive progress greater funds must be made available. – Victor Francis Hess
  8. Semantics, or the study of meaning, remained undeveloped, while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to occupy the central place in the scientific study of language. – Roman Jakobson
  9. Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation. – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
  10. The year 1915 was one of meager results, the advantages remaining on the side of the Central Powers, with this understanding, however: The Allies were growing stronger because Great Britain was making rapid progress in marshaling her resources for war. – Kelly Miller
  11. So while an incredible amount of progress has been made, on this fifth anniversary, I wanted to come here and tell the people of this city directly: My administration is going to stand with you- and fight alongside you- until the job is done. Until New Orleans is all the way back, all the way. – Barack Obama
  12. It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change, he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican. – Timothy Pawlenty
  13. And our big theme has been, you have made so much progress we urge you on with the openings and market openings that have occurred. They clearly work and continuing on that path will produce further growth and further opportunities for the Indian people. – John W. Snow
  14. In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory. – Alfred North Whitehead
  15. Had the Hebrews not been disturbed in their progress a thousand and more years ago, they would have solved all the great problems of civilization which are being solved now under all the difficulties imposed by the spirit of the Middle Ages. – Isaac Mayer Wise

Usage examples for progress

  1. Perhaps when I return from Paris you will permit me to come down again to report progress – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. It is heart- breaking, this progress – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  5. “ For a time I had no progress to report. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. 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
  7. She watched his progress as he covered the last half- mile on foot. ” – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  8. You're making excellent progress – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  9. “ He's come to inquire after Blenkinsopp major's health and progress – Philistia by Grant Allen
  10. How intolerable seemed the slow progress of the moments! ” – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  11. We, however, could not remain to watch the progress of the work. ” – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. So you don't think we're making any progress nowadays? ” – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  13. “ " 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
  14. But I'm for progress – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  15. 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
  16. Thus, there is a progress in revelation. ” – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  17. What progress has been made during these four years? ” – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  18. Now a few words about the progress of the war. ” – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  19. But it was at least progress and once more he started. ” – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  20. Their progress was therefore difficult and slow. ” – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth

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