Definition and Meanings for advance

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Part of Speech of advance

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun, verb, adjective

Etymology of advance

oe. avancen, avauncen, f. avancer, fr. a supposed ll. abantiare; ab + ante (f. avant) before. the spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be fr. l. ad. see avaunt cf. f. avance, fr. avancer. see advance, v.pos

Meaning of advance

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
  • to raise; to elevate.
  • to raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  • to accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.
  • to bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
  • to make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  • to furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.
  • to raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
  • to extol; to laud.

as intransitive verb

  • to move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
  • to increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
  • to rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.

as noun, verb

  • the act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
  • improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.
  • an addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.
  • the first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural.
  • a furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.

as adjective

  • before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.
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