Definitions for progress
ˈprɒg rɛs, -rəs; esp. Brit. ˈproʊ grɛs; prəˈgrɛsprogress
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word progress.
gradual improvement or growth or development
"advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"
progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motionnoun
the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
progress, progression, advanceverb
a movement forward
"he listened for the progress of the troops"
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"
advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onverb
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
"Time marches on"
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"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: progress, Fr. from progressus, Lat.
I cannot, by the progress of the stars,
Give guess how near to-day. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.
The morn begins
Her rosy progress smiling. John Milton.
The Sylphs behold it kindling as it flies,
And pleas’d pursue its progress through the skies. Alexander Pope.
Through all thy veins shall run
A cold and drowzy humour, which shall seize
Each vital spirit; for no pulse shall keep
His nat’ral progress, but surcease to beat. William Shakespeare.
This motion worketh in round at first, which way to deliver itself; and then worketh in progress, where it findeth the deliverance easiest. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
Out of Ethiopia beyond Egypt had been a strange progress for ten hundred thousand men. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.
Whosoever understands the progress and revolutions of nature, will see that neither the present form of the earth, nor its first form, were permanent and immutable. Burnet.
It is impossible the mind should ever be stopped in its progress in this space. John Locke.
The bounds of all body we have no difficulty to arrive at; but when the mind is there, it finds nothing to hinder its progress into the endless expansion. John Locke.
Perhaps I judge hastily, there being several, in whose writings I have made very little progress. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.
Solon the wise his progress never ceas’d,
But still his learning with his days increas’d. John Denham.
It is strange, that men should not have made more progress in the knowledge of these things. Burnet.
Several defects in the understanding hinder it in its progress to knowledge. John Locke.
Others despond at the first difficulty, and conclude, that making any progress in knowledge, farther than serves their ordinary business, is above their capacities. John Locke.
From Egypt arts their progress made to Greece,
Wrapt in the fable of the golden fleece. John Denham.
He gave order, that there should be nothing in his journey like unto a warlike march, but rather like unto the progress of a king in full peace. Francis Bacon.
O may I live to hail the day,
When the glad nation shall survey
Their sov’reign, through his wide command,
Passing in progress o’er the land. Addison.
To move forward; to pass. Not used.
Etymology: progredior, Lat.
Let me wipe off this honourable dew,
That silverly doth progress on thy cheeks. William Shakespeare.
a moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance
in actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc
in the growth of an animal or plant; increase
in business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art
in knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a child at school
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
a journey of state; a circuit; especially, one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions
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 improvement; to advance
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.]
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
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. progressus—progredi, to go forward—pro, forward, gradi, to go.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
Getting free from theology, and substituting psychology instead.
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
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1338
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2418
Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Nouns Frequency: #615
Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Verbs Frequency: #741
The numerical value of progress in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of progress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
Are they making progress ? I'm sure they are, but are they out of the woods ? Not by a long shot. They still have a mountain of debt.
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
The flag coming down is not progress. It is an illusion of progress.
I will not be marching, but I look forward to progress in the future.
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- progrésCatalan, Valencian
- areng, edenemineEstonian
- edistys, edetä, edistyä, eteneminenFinnish
- amélioration, progrèsFrench
- piseachScottish Gaelic
- pwogrèHaitian Creole
- haladás, fejlődik, fejlődésHungarian
- 進歩, 進行Japanese
- 전진, 진보, 진행, 前進, 進行, 進步Korean
- Progrès, FortschrëttLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- прогрес, напредокMacedonian
- vooruitgang, vordering, vorderingen maken, voortgangDutch
- seguir, progresso, progredirPortuguese
- framgång, framstegSwedish
- پیش رفتUrdu
- tiến bộ, 進步Vietnamese
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