progress

[Prog┬Ěress]

The process of advancement and the way things move in the positive direction of improvement is called progress. If you got a B on your last test and a B+ on this one, that's progress.

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A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance

Noun
gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"

Noun
the act of moving forward toward a goal

Noun
a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"

Verb
develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"

Verb
form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager''s plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

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Verb
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"


n.
A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance

n.
In actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc.

n.
In the growth of an animal or plant; increase.

n.
In business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art.

n.
In knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a child at school.

n.
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.

n.
A journey of state; a circuit; especially, one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions.

v. i.
To make progress; to move forward in space; to continue onward in course; to proceed; to advance; to go on; as, railroads are progressing.

v. i.
To make improvement; to advance.

v. t.
To make progress in; to pass through.


Progress

Prog"ress (?; 277), n. [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progr'8as. 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.

Progress

Pro*gress" (?; 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.
They progress in that style in proportion as their pieces are treated with contempt.
The war had progressed for some time.
2. To make improvement; to advance. Bayard.
If man progresses, art must progress too.

Progress

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

A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance

To make progress; to move forward in space; to continue onward in course; to proceed; to advance; to go on; as, railroads are progressing.

To make progress in; to pass through.

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Usage Examples

As a planning board commissioner, I have to review the applications for development throughout the city, and the bulk of those applications have been for the waterfront. I think the progress the waterfront has made is amazing.

Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle.

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.

Advertising is the edge of what people know how to do and of human experience and it explains the latest ways progress has changed us to ourselves.

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.

All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.

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Other Usage Examples

Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP.

A knowledge of the forces that rule society, of the causes that have produced its upheavals, and of society's resources for promoting healthy progress has become of vital concern to our civilization.

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper.

All through the years since World War II, the Japanese people have, I am convinced, made strenuous efforts to preserve and promote world peace, contributing to the progress and prosperity of mankind.

And humility in politics means accepting that one party doesn't have all the answers recognising that working in partnership is progress not treachery.

Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.

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