What does progressive mean?

Definitions for progressive
prəˈgrɛs ɪvpro·gres·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tensenoun

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

  2. liberal, liberalist, progressiveadjective

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

  3. progressiveadjective

    favoring or promoting progress

    "progressive schools"

  4. progressive, reformist, reform-mindedadjective

    favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

  5. progressiveadjective

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

  6. progressiveadjective

    gradually advancing in extent

  7. progressiveadjective

    (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. progressiveadjective

    advancing in severity

    "progressive paralysis"

GCIDE

  1. Progressiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. progressif.]

  2. Progressiveadjective

    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.]

Wiktionary

  1. progressivenoun

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

  2. progressivenoun

    A progressive verb.

  3. progressiveadjective

    Favouring or promoting progress; advanced.

  4. progressiveadjective

    Gradually advancing in extent; increasing.

  5. progressiveadjective

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

  6. progressiveadjective

    Of or relating to progressive education.

    a progressive school

  7. progressiveadjective

    Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases.

  8. progressiveadjective

    Advancing in severity.

    progressive paralysis

  9. progressiveadjective

    liberal (politically)

  10. Progressivenoun

    A member or supporter of a Progressive Party.

  11. Progressiveadjective

    Belonging to or supporting a Progressive Party.

  12. Progressiveadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Progressiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. progressif.]

  2. Progressiveadjective

    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_.)

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Amy Klobuchar:

    I think I would make a better president than Bernie Sanders. And the reason for that is that getting a progressive agenda enacted is going to be really hard, i dug in, I did the work, and then Bernie's team trashed me.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    Weneed a new vision for American and thats what our campaign is about, the most important and significant opposition we face is the limitation to our imaginations. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Rashida Tlaib address the audience during a Sanders campaign rally in Detroit, Michigan. ( REUTERS/Rebecca Cook) Sanders also took the time to praise Tlaib for her role in representing the partys progressive wing.

  3. Pablo Iglesias:

    If, in order to have a progressive coalition in Spain, my presence in the government is a problem for the Socialist party then I am willing to give way and not be part of this government, there are no more excuses. We have demonstrated that we can give way. In politics, it's a good thing to know when to give way and now it's the Socialist party's turn.

  4. Rick Tyler:

    So if I were competing in the progressive lane, I would point out that if you like Bernie's agenda, don't pick him to get it done because he has no record of getting anything done.

  5. Nasario Meija:

    It does not require as much dynamic movement as a rower or a treadmill, it's a good starting point into a progressive cardio routine, or for people with lower back or knee problems because it's very soft on the joints.

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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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