What does progress mean?

Definitions for progress
ˈprɒg rɛs, -rəs; esp. Brit. ˈproʊ grɛs; prəˈgrɛsprogress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advancement, progressnoun

    gradual improvement or growth or development

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

  2. progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motionnoun

    the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

  3. progress, progression, advanceverb

    a movement forward

    "he listened for the progress of the troops"

  4. progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape upverb

    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 onverb

    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

    "Time marches on"

  6. build up, work up, build, progressverb

    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. Progressnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

  2. Progressnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

  3. Progressnoun

    in the growth of an animal or plant; increase

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

  4. Progressnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

  5. Progressnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

  6. Progressnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

  7. Progressnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

  8. Progressverb

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

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

  9. Progressverb

    to make improvement; to advance

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

  10. Progressverb

    to make progress in; to pass through

    Etymology: [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrs. See Grade.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Progress

    prog′res, n. a going forward or onward: advance: improvement of any kind: proficiency: course: passage from place to place: procession: a journey of state: a circuit.—v.i. Prōgress′, to go forward: to make progress: to grow better: to proceed: to advance: to improve.—v.t. (Shak.) to move or push forward.—n. Prōgres′sion, motion onward: act or state of moving onward: progress: regular and gradual advance: increase or decrease of numbers or magnitudes according to a fixed law: (mus.) a regular succession of chords or the movements of the parts in harmony.—adj. Prōgres′sional.—ns. Prōgres′sionist, Prog′ressist, one who believes in the progress of society and its future perfection: one who believes in the development of animals and plants from one simple form.—adj. Prōgress′ive, progressing or moving forward: advancing gradually: improving.—n. one in favour of reform.—adv. Prōgress′ively.—n. Prōgress′iveness.—Arithmetical progression (see Arithmetic); Geometrical progression, a series of numbers or quantities in which each succeeding one is produced by multiplying or dividing the preceding one by a fixed number or quantity, as 1, 4, 16, 64, &c., or 18, 6, 2; Harmonic progression (see Harmonic); Musical progression, the regular succession of chords or the movement of the parts of a musical composition in harmony, where the key continues unchanged. [Fr.,—L. progressusprogredi, to go forward—pro, forward, gradi, to go.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. progress

    Getting free from theology, and substituting psychology instead.

Editors Contribution

  1. progress

    The act, process or proof of moving toward a goal or succeed with a plan or project.

    The progress was crystal clear for all to see.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of progress in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of progress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of progress in a Sentence

  1. Alberto Wuazorna:

    We're making progress and working toward totally eradicating FGM. It's an issue that's being discussed now at local and national indigenous assemblies and is something we hope can end in the next 10 to 15 years.

  2. John Ferrari:

    You have to progress through all of those stages. For NGCV, we can go down that path to get there, ground combat autonomy is probably the hardest level of autonomy possible. Imagine going over terrain that is filled with artillery shells.

  3. Goa Kerle:

    The rule of progress is, take the path regardless of the obstacles while the rule of stagnation is, avoid the path with regard to the obstacles.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I think it's a work in progress. We have a number of people that would like to see Russia back, i think it would be advantageous to many things in the world. I think it would be a positive. Other people agree with me and it's something that we're discussing.

  5. Elliot Clarke:

    The take home from the March meeting is that, while the Fed remains happy with ongoing progress being made domestically, they are far less certain about the state of the world and its potential impact on the U.S. and the dollar, until such time as confidence in global prospects increases, they are comfortable to hold fire.

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