Definitions for: Progress

[n] gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"; "their research and development gave them an advantage"
[n] the act of moving forward toward a goal
[n] a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
[v] develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
[v] form steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"
[v] move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"

Webster (1913) Definition: Prog"ress (?; 277), n. [L. progressus, from progredi,
p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi
to step, go: cf. F. progr[`e]s. See Grade.]

1. A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an
advance; specifically:
(a) In actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage,
(b) In the growth of an animal or plant; increase.
(c) In business of any kind; as, the progress of a
negotiation; the progress of art.
(d) In knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a
child at school.
(e) 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.

2. A journey of state; a circuit; especially, one made by a
sovereign through parts of his own dominions.

The king being returned from his progresse.

Pro*gress" (?; formerly pronounced like Progress,
n.), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Progressed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To make progress; to move forward in space; to continue
onward in course; to proceed; to advance; to go on; as,
railroads are progressing. ``As his recovery progressed.''

Let me wipe off this honorable dew, That silverly
doth progress on thy checks. --Shak.

They progress in that style in proportion as their
pieces are treated with contempt. --Washington.

The war had progressed for some time. --Marshall.

2. To make improvement; to advance. --Bayard.

If man progresses, art must progress too. --Caird.

Prog"ress (?; see Progress, v. i.), v. t.
To make progress in; to pass through. [Obs.] --Milton.

Synonyms: advance, advance, advance, advance, advancement, build, build up, come along, come on, forward motion, get along, get on, go on, march on, move on, onward motion, pass on, progression, progression, shape up, work up

Antonyms: fall back, recede, regress, retire, retrograde, retrogress

See Also: career, change of location, clear sailing, climb, close in, creep up, develop, development, draw in, easy going, edge, elapse, encroach, forge, forwarding, furtherance, glide by, go, go along, go by, head, headway, impinge, inch, infringe, lapse, leapfrog, leapfrog, life history, locomote, march, motion, move, move, movement, overhaul, overtake, pass, penetrate, plain sailing, plough on, press on, promotion, push, push on, rachet up, ratchet, ratchet down, slide by, slip away, slip by, sneak up, stride, string, string along, travel, travel, workflow

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