Definitions for progressˈprɒg rɛs, -rəs; esp. Brit. ˈproʊ grɛs; prəˈgrɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advancement, progress(noun)

    gradual improvement or growth or development

    "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"

  2. progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion(noun)

    the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

  3. progress, progression, advance(verb)

    a movement forward

    "he listened for the progress of the troops"

  4. progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up(verb)

    develop in a positive way

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

  5. advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on(verb)

    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

    "Time marches on"

  6. build up, work up, build, progress(verb)

    form or accumulate steadily

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Progress(noun)

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

  2. Progress(noun)

    in actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc

  3. Progress(noun)

    in the growth of an animal or plant; increase

  4. Progress(noun)

    in business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art

  5. Progress(noun)

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

  6. Progress(noun)

    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

  7. Progress(noun)

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

  8. Progress(verb)

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

  9. Progress(verb)

    to make improvement; to advance

  10. Progress(verb)

    to make progress in; to pass through

Freebase

  1. Progress

    In historiography and the philosophy of history, progress is the idea that the world can become increasingly better in terms of science, technology, modernization, liberty, democracy, quality of life, etc. Although progress is often associated with the Western notion of monotonic change in a straight, linear fashion, alternative conceptions exist, such as the cyclic theory of eternal return, or the "spiral-shaped" dialectic progress of Hegel, Marx, et al.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. progress

    Getting free from theology, and substituting psychology instead.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1338

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2418

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Nouns Frequency: #615

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Verbs Frequency: #741


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