What does progressive mean?

Definitions for progressive
prəˈgrɛs ɪvpro·gres·sive

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. progressive

    Progressive refers to the drive and advocacy for change, improvement, modernization, or reform in various aspects such as social, political, cultural, and economic conditions. This term is often used in the context of politics to define individuals or parties that promote social equity, environmental sustainability, and human rights. However, it can also apply to anything that plans or moves forward using a step-by-step or gradual method.

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. Grover Norquist:

    I'm told that it would, my preference is to replace Teddy Roosevelt because Teddy Roosevelt was a statist and a progressive Republican as opposed to a Reagan Republican. Does Teddy Roosevelt deserve the kind of status that a Jefferson and a Washington have ? The answer is yes, Teddy Roosevelt does.

  2. Brian Fallon:

    I thought it was very cringe-worthy on many levels. Elizabeth Warren doesn't need Bill de Blasio's advice on what's good for the progressive movement, i don't even think it's true, what he tried to say at the end of the tweet, that if the situation were reversed Bernie would have endorsed her already. I don't think that's true at all.

  3. Denise Feriozzi:

    I am not going to say what we are going to do and what we are not, but we, as a progressive community, have got to be more targeted and smarter, we are going to figure out what that is.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    You can be a moderate, that's fine. You can be a progressive. But you can't be a moderate and a progressive.

  5. Rio Tinto:

    In light of the significant deterioration in the macro-economic environment and the resultant market uncertainty, the board believes that it is no longer appropriate to maintain the progressive dividend policy.

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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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