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Meaning of progress by Wiktionary Dictionary

progress


    Alternative forms

    • progreß ( archaic )

    Etymology

    From Old French progrés ( French: progrès ), from Latin progressus ( “an advance” ), from progredi, past participle progressus ( “to go forward, advance, proceed” ), from pro- ( “forth, before” ) + gradi ( “to walk, go” )

    Pronunciation 1

    • ( RP ) enPR: prō'grĕs, IPA: /ˈprəʊɡrɛs/, X-SAMPA: "pr@UgrEs
    • ( US ) enPR: prä'grĕs, IPA: /ˈprɑɡrɛs/, X-SAMPA: "prAgrEs
    • Rhymes: -əʊɡrɛs, -ɑɡrɛs

    Noun

    progress ( uncountable )

    1. A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance.
      1. In actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc .
      2. In the growth of an animal or plant; increase .
      3. In business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art
      4. In knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a child at school
      5. 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 Queen embarked on her progress last spring .
    3. the advance or growth of modern, industrialized society, its technology, and its trappings .
      The progress of society can be uneven .
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    Usage notes

    Pronunciation 2

    • enPR: prəgrĕs', IPA: /prəˈɡrɛs/, X-SAMPA: pr@"grEs

    Verb

    progress ( third-person singular simple present progresses present participle progressing, simple past and past participle progressed )

    1. ( intransitive ) to move, go, or proceed forward; to advance .
      They progress through the museum .
    2. ( intransitive ) to improve; to become better or more complete .
      Societies progress unevenly .
    Antonyms

    External links

    • progress in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • progress in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


Explanation of progress by Wordnet Dictionary

progress


    Verb
    1. develop in a positive way

    2. He progressed well in school
    3. form or accumulate steadily

    4. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

    Noun
    1. gradual improvement or growth or development

    2. great progress in the arts
    3. the act of moving forward ( as toward a goal )

    4. a movement forward

    5. he listened for the progress of the troops


    Definition of progress by GCIDE Dictionary

    progress


    1. Progress ( ?; 277 ), n. [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrès. See Grade.]


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

    2. Progress ( ?; formerly pronounced like Progress, n. ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Progressed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Progressing.]

      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.” Thackeray.

      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.

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