Advance

Definition of Advance

Ad`vance´
v. t.1.To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
[imp. & p. p. Advanced ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Advancing ( ).]
2.To raise; to elevate.
They . . . advanced their eyelids.
- Shak.
3.To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes.
- Esther iii. 1.
4.To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.
5.To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own.
- Pope.
6.To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
7.To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.
8.To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
9.To extol; to laud.
Greatly advancing his gay chivalry.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
2.To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
3.To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.
Advanced to a level with ancient peers.
- Prescott.
n.1.The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
2.Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.
3.An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.
4.The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; - usually in the plural.
[He] made the like advances to the dissenters.
- Swift.
5.A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.
I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances.
- Jay.
The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made.
- Kent.
In advance
a - In front; before.
b - Beforehand; before an equivalent is received.
c - In the state of having advanced money on account; as, A is in advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds.
a.1.Before in place, or beforehand in time; - used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.

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