Progress

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Progress \Prog"ress\ (?; see {Progress}, verb (used without an object)), verb (used with an object) To make progress in; to pass through. [Obs.] --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Progress \Prog"ress\ (?; 277), noun [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, etc. (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. --Evelyn.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Progress \Pro*gress"\ (?; formerly pronounced like {Progress}, n.), verb (used without an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

progress

noun

1: gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts" [syn: {advancement}, {progress}]

2: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal) [syn: {progress}, {progression}, {procession}, {advance}, {advancement}, {forward motion}, {onward motion}] [ant: {retreat}]

3: a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops" [syn: {progress}, {progression}, {advance}]

verb

1: develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up" [syn: {progress}, {come on}, {come along}, {advance}, {get on}, {get along}, {shape up}] [ant: {regress}, {retrograde}, {retrogress}]

2: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on" [syn: {advance}, {progress}, {pass on}, {move on}, {march on}, {go on}] [ant: {draw back}, {move back}, {pull away}, {pull back}, {recede}, {retire}, {retreat}, {withdraw}]

3: form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border" [syn: {build up}, {work up}, {build}, {progress}]


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