1. [ noun ] gradual improvement or growth or development
Synonyms: advancement

: "advancement of knowledge" "great progress in the arts" "their research and development gave them an advantage"

Related terms: development stride forwarding workflow build
2. [ verb ] develop in a positive way
Synonyms: come_on advance come_along get_on shape_up get_along

"He progressed well in school" "My plants are coming along" "Plans are shaping up"

Related terms: regress develop develop leapfrog climb improvement
3. [ noun ] the act of moving forward toward a goal
Synonyms: advance progression forward_motion onward_motion procession advancement
Related terms: motion career march leapfrog plain_sailing push advance proceed advance
4. [ noun ] a movement forward
Synonyms: advance progression

"he listened for the progress of the troops"

Related terms: change_of_location headway advance
5. [ verb ] move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Synonyms: go_on advance move_on march_on pass_on

: "Time marches on"

Related terms: recede travel elapse pass close_in edge press_on encroach creep_up ratchet penetrate string forge
6. [ verb ] form or accumulate steadily
Synonyms: build build_up work_up

"Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly" "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

Related terms: develop develop build_up build
Similar spelling:   progressive