What does progress mean?

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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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    Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1338

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    Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2418

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    Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Nouns Frequency: #615

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    Rank popularity for the word 'progress' in Verbs Frequency: #741

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  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. Hal Donahue:

    I’m seeing progress but it's like unraveling a big ball of knots.

  2. Katherine Mitchell:

    There's no way I'd recommend anyone, any professional join the VA right now, because (VA Secretary Robert) McDonald has not made any substantial progress in holding people that do whistleblower retaliation accountable.

  3. Frank Harris:

    There's been progress against drunken driving, but there's still room for improvement.

  4. Bill Adams:

    Inflationary pressures are strong in the U.S. right now but should cool in the second half of the year, the Fed is expected to reiterate tomorrow that more progress toward a recovery is needed before they slow their bond purchases.

  5. Robert Hueter:

    The question has always been: Even if sharks are sensitive to magnetic orientation, do they use this sense to navigate in the oceans, and how? These authors have made some progress at chipping away at this question.

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