What does Progressive mean?

Definitions for Progressive
prəˈgrɛs ɪvPro·gres·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tensenoun

    a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

  2. liberal, liberalist, progressiveadjective

    a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

  3. progressiveadjective

    favoring or promoting progress

    "progressive schools"

  4. progressive, reformist, reform-mindedadjective

    favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

  5. progressiveadjective

    (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases

  6. progressiveadjective

    gradually advancing in extent

  7. progressiveadjective

    (of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position

    "progressive euchre"; "progressive tournaments"

  8. progressiveadjective

    advancing in severity

    "progressive paralysis"

GCIDE

  1. Progressiveadjective

    Favoring improvement, change, progress, or reform, especially in a political context; -- used of people. Contrasted with conservative.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. progressif.]

  2. Progressiveadjective

    Disposed toward adopting new methods in government or education, holding tolerant and liberal ideas, and generally favoring improvement in civic life; -- of towns and communities.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. progressif.]

Wiktionary

  1. progressivenoun

    A person who actively favors or strives for progress towards improved conditions, as in society or government.

  2. progressivenoun

    A progressive verb.

  3. progressiveadjective

    Favouring or promoting progress; advanced.

  4. progressiveadjective

    Gradually advancing in extent; increasing.

  5. progressiveadjective

    Promoting or favoring progress towards improved conditions or new policies, ideas or methods.

  6. progressiveadjective

    Of or relating to progressive education.

    a progressive school

  7. progressiveadjective

    Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases.

  8. progressiveadjective

    Advancing in severity.

    progressive paralysis

  9. progressiveadjective

    liberal (politically)

  10. Progressivenoun

    A member or supporter of a Progressive Party.

  11. Progressiveadjective

    Belonging to or supporting a Progressive Party.

  12. Progressiveadjective

    Of or pertaining to such a party, its policies, or its membership.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Progressiveadjective

    moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; -- opposed to retrograde

    Etymology: [Cf. F. progressif.]

  2. Progressiveadjective

    improving; as, art is in a progressive state

    Etymology: [Cf. F. progressif.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. progressive

    1. A politician who wears his opinions pompadour. 2. An obstructionist who grows fat on conservatism and conversation. 3. A reactionary to whom movement and motion are necessary in order to keep warm, and secure gulps and guzzles. 4. A hungry or unsuccessful person; hence, an explosive, quixotic fellow with empty pockets and a shallow pate. 5. One who has felt the slings and arrows of outrageous success that has come to others. 6. A political piker, who will not play the game according to the rules which he himself devised. 7. One who would recall all decisions that do not uphold his claims. 8. A man who steals a label, and clapping it on himself, thinks that he is It. 9. A plan for going forward by backing up to mob rule. (The first Progressive of whom we know was Judas. The next was Ananias. Lazarus was a Progressive, and had he married the Queen of Sheba he would have changed places with Dives. _E. g._, "This age belongs to the Progressives."--From Kazook's _Confessions of a Popular Lick-Spittle_.)

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Progressive' in Adjectives Frequency: #680

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Progressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Progressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Progressive in a Sentence

  1. Mary Ziegler:

    It'll just show that the legacy of conservative presidents and the courts -- and the fact that progressives, even while they've done well winning the popular vote, have not done well in shaping Supreme Court -- that can put real obstacles in the way of what progressive presidents like Biden want to do.

  2. Governor Murphy:

    Our Administration is deeply committed to transforming our criminal justice system, and today we are taking a historic step to give residents impacted by that system a second chance, i am proud to sign one of the most progressive expungement laws in the nation, which will allow more New Jerseyans the opportunity to fully engage in our society. I am also proud to enact legislation that will restore voting rights to over 80,000 residents on probation or parole, allowing them to fully participate in our democracy.

  3. Cometan:

    Unification is always more progressive than division.

  4. Jesse Jackson:

    With the exception of Native Americans, Native Americans are the people who are most behind socially and economically in the United States and our needs are not moderate. A people far behind can not catch up choosing the most moderate path. The most progressive social and economic path gives us the best chance to catch up and Senator Bernie Sanders represents the most progressive path. That's why I choose to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders today, the Joe Biden campaign has not reached out to me or asked for my support.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    We have made enormous strides, thanks to the millions of people across the country who got involved in the political process – many for the first time – we now have the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.

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Translations for Progressive

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  • progressista, progressiuCatalan, Valencian
  • pokrokovýCzech
  • fortschrittlich, progressivGerman
  • προοδευτικόςGreek
  • progresivoSpanish
  • ترقی خواهPersian
  • enenevä, edistysmielinen, edistynyt, paheneva, edistyksellinen, etenevä, lisääntyvä, progressiivinenFinnish
  • progressifFrench
  • adhartachScottish Gaelic
  • framfarasinniIcelandic
  • progressista, progressivoItalian
  • 진보적Korean
  • پێشکه‌وتوKurdish
  • ductusLatin
  • progredierendeNorwegian
  • progressiefDutch
  • progredierandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • progressivoPortuguese
  • de progres, avansat, progresistă, progresiv, înaintat, progresistRomanian
  • передовой, прогрессирующий, постепенный, последовательный, прогрессивный деятель, прогрессивный человек, прогрессивный, поступательныйRussian

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