What does progressive mean?

Definitions for progressive
prəˈgrɛs ɪvpro·gres·sive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word progressive.

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.

  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.

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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Progressiveadjective

    Going forward; advancing.

    Etymology: progressif, Fr. from progress.

    Princes, if they use ambitious men, should handle it so, as they be still progressive, and not retrograde. Francis Bacon.

    In progressive motion, the arms and legs move successively; but in natation, both together. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    The progressive motion of this animal is made not by walking, but by leaping. John Ray, on the Creation.

    Their course
    Progressive, retrograde, or standing still. John Milton.

    Ere the progressive course of restless age
    Performs three thousand times its annual stage,
    May not our pow’r and learning be supprest,
    And arts and empire learn to travel west? Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Progressiveadjective

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

  2. Progressiveadjective

    improving; as, art is in a progressive state

  3. 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. Treasurer Ford Scudder:

    The revenue declines have been largest in those states like ours with highly progressive tax systems, and smallest in states with flatter tax structures.

  2. David Price:

    The marginal seats now are a considerably different batch of seats than House Democrats were in 2008 or in 1994, and American politics has moved in a way that those suburban seats on cultural issues are more in the progressive column. Plus the Trump effect has been great on those seats.

  3. Jesse Hunt:

    Even after their epic collapse in 2016, when you would think the Democrats would reconfigure and move to the middle, they still have far-left progressive candidates, democrats in the last cycle tried to make it a referendum on Trump. … They’ve tried that playbook before and failed.

  4. Friday Barron:

    De Blasio and his progressive ascendancy have essentially hollowed out what was a prosperous and safe city.

  5. Ayanna Pressley:

    For months, my progressive colleagues and many more have been holding the line to deliver much needed aid and resources to our communities, we know that if our nation is truly going to Build Back Better, we need bold investments to address both the human and physical infrastructure needs of our country.

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Translations for progressive

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  • progressista, progressiuCatalan, Valencian
  • pokrokovýCzech
  • fortschrittlich, progressivGerman
  • προοδευτικόςGreek
  • progresivoSpanish
  • ترقی خواهPersian
  • enenevä, edistysmielinen, edistynyt, paheneva, edistyksellinen, etenevä, lisääntyvä, progressiivinenFinnish
  • progressifFrench
  • adhartachScottish Gaelic
  • framfarasinniIcelandic
  • progressista, progressivoItalian
  • 진보적Korean
  • پێشکه‌وتوKurdish
  • ductusLatin
  • progredierendeNorwegian
  • progressiefDutch
  • progredierandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • progressivoPortuguese
  • de progres, avansat, progresistă, progresiv, înaintat, progresistRomanian
  • передовой, прогрессирующий, постепенный, последовательный, прогрессивный деятель, прогрессивный человек, прогрессивный, поступательныйRussian

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