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Meaning of progressive by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Progressive ( comparative more Progressive, superlative most Progressive )

    1. Belonging to or supporting a Progressive Party .
    2. Of or pertaining to such a party, its policies, or its membership .


    Progressive ( plural: Progressives )

    1. A member or supporter of a Progressive Party .

Explanation of progressive by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. advancing in severity

    2. progressive paralysis
    3. favoring or promoting reform ( often by government action )

    4. ( of a card game or a dance ) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position

    5. progressive euchre
      progressive tournaments
    6. favoring or promoting progress

    7. progressive schools
    8. ( of taxes ) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases

    9. gradually advancing in extent

    1. a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

    2. a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

    Definition of progressive by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Progressive a. [Cf. F. progressif.]

      1. Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, “progressive motion or course”; -- opposed to retrograde.

      2. Improving; as, “art is in a progressive state”.

      3. ( U. S. History ) Of or pertaining to the Progressive party.

      4. Favoring improvement, change, progress, or reform, especially in a political context; -- used of people. Contrasted with conservative.

      ☞ The term progressive is sometimes used to describe the views of a politician, where liberal might have been used at one time, in communities where the term liberal has come to connote extreme views.

      5. Disposed toward adopting new methods in government or education, holding tolerant and liberal ideas, and generally favoring improvement in civic life; -- of towns and communities.

      Progressive euchre or Progressive whist, a way of playing at card parties, by which after every game, the losers at the first table go to the last table, and the winners at all the tables, except the first, move up to the next table. -- Progressive muscular atrophy ( Med. ), a nervous disorder characterized by continuous atrophy of the muscles.

      -- Progressively, adv. -- Progressiveness, n.