What does Progressive mean?

Definitions for Progressive
prəˈgrɛs ɪvPro·gres·sive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Progressive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tense(noun)

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

  2. liberal, liberalist, progressive(adj)

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

  3. progressive(adj)

    favoring or promoting progress

    "progressive schools"

  4. progressive, reformist, reform-minded(adj)

    favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

  5. progressive(adj)

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

  6. progressive(adj)

    gradually advancing in extent

  7. progressive(adj)

    (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. progressive(adj)

    advancing in severity

    "progressive paralysis"


  1. Progressive(a.)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. progressif.]

  2. Progressive(a.)

    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.]


  1. progressive(Noun)

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

  2. progressive(Noun)

    A progressive verb.

  3. progressive(Adjective)

    Favouring or promoting progress; advanced.

  4. progressive(Adjective)

    Gradually advancing in extent; increasing.

  5. progressive(Adjective)

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

  6. progressive(Adjective)

    Of or relating to progressive education.

    a progressive school

  7. progressive(Adjective)

    Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases.

  8. progressive(Adjective)

    Advancing in severity.

    progressive paralysis

  9. progressive(Adjective)

    liberal (politically)

  10. Progressive(Noun)

    A member or supporter of a Progressive Party.

  11. Progressive(Adjective)

    Belonging to or supporting a Progressive Party.

  12. Progressive(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Progressive(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. progressif.]

  2. Progressive(adj)

    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_.)

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  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. Project Revoice co-creator:

    This technology is 100 percent dependent on having consistent, high-quality voice material to work with. Since ALS/MND is a progressive and sometimes unpredictable disease, we believe it’s crucial to get the message out now and encourage more people to start voice banking while they still can, so they have the voice material necessary to recreate their ‘Revoice’ when the full application launches.

  2. Matt Walter:

    We understand that voters are different from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, while the progressive mindset is one of top-down policies, holder wants favorable Democratic districts while arguing a false holier-than-thou principle of do as I say, not as I do.

  3. Amy McGrath:

    I am further left, I am more progressive, than anyone in the state of Kentucky”

  4. Wes Jackson:

    These are White kids coming in here, progressive and engaged, these are people who grew up on Obama and Beyonce and Jay Z. They're like,' Yeah, of course Black lives matter -- when did they not ?'.

  5. Mark Huelsman:

    Regardless of dollar amount, the existence of debt is far riskier for low-income and middle-income households, i think there is an interesting debate on the left now about whether progressive is just a matter of exactly where dollars flow vs. what the impact of the policy is -- how inclusive it is of everybody. I don't think there's a right answer, it comes down to value judgments.

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Translations for Progressive

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  • progressista, progressiuCatalan, Valencian
  • pokrokovýCzech
  • fortschrittlich, progressivGerman
  • προοδευτικόςGreek
  • progresivoSpanish
  • ترقی خواهPersian
  • enenevä, progressiivinen, etenevä, edistyksellinen, paheneva, edistysmielinen, edistynyt, lisääntyväFinnish
  • progressifFrench
  • adhartachScottish Gaelic
  • framfarasinniIcelandic
  • progressivo, progressistaItalian
  • 진보적Korean
  • پێشکه‌وتوKurdish
  • ductusLatin
  • progredierendeNorwegian
  • progressiefDutch
  • progredierandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • progressivoPortuguese
  • progresist, înaintat, progresiv, avansat, de progres, progresistăRomanian
  • поступательный, прогрессивный, прогрессивный деятель, последовательный, передовой, прогрессирующий, постепенный, прогрессивный человекRussian

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