What does progress mean?

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

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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

    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. Progress(noun)

    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. Progress(noun)

    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. Progress(noun)

    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. Progress(noun)

    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. 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

    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. Progress(noun)

    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. 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

    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. Progress(verb)

    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. Progress(verb)

    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  

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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How to say progress in sign language?

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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. Nathaniel Gleicher:

    We're constantly working to detect and stop this type of activity because we don't want our services to be used to manipulate people, we are making progress rooting out this abuse, but as we've said before, it's an ongoing challenge.

  2. State Sen. Ricardo Lara:

    Ira Mehlman said. In October Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that extended Medi-Cal to illegal immigrant children as of 2016, which is estimated to apply to approximately 170,000 children. Some lawmakers in the state see the move as only a first step however. State Sen. Ricardo Lara advocates expanding health insurance to all illegal immigrants in the state. An early version of State Sen. Ricardo Lara bill failed after being priced at more than $ 1 billion, the LA Times reported. We have made tremendous progress in California this year to address these health disparities by expanding access to health care coverage for all children, but as this report indicates there is so much work still to be done.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A company who cheats its employees gets merely the customers & clients who eat covertly its progress and profit through its workforce only.

  4. Mark Bradford:

    I felt like a lot of the progress we’ve made to be inclusive, to make sure little trans kids are safe, was gone in the blink of an eye, i felt like I was making it [an exhibited art piece] in a house that was burning.

  5. Tennis Canada:

    It was important for her to be with the team for the upcoming Fed Cup tie, however, her team will continue to monitor her progress in the next week and she will only play if she is 100%.

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