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Definition of Advance


  1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
  2. To raise; to elevate.
  3. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  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.
  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.
  10. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
  11. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
  12. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.
  13. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
  14. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.
  15. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.

Advance Quotations

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
Albert Einstein

Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow.
Ralph W. Sockman

Each one of us decides to incarnate upon this planet at a particular point in time and space. We have chosen to come here to learn a particular lesson that will advance us upon our spiritual, evolutionary pathway.
Louise L. Hay

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Vincent Van Gogh

It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
Alexander Fleming
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Advance Translations

advance in Afrikaans is naderkom
advance in Dutch is gaan naar, aanpakken, genaken, naderen
advance in German is Fortschritt, fortschreiten
advance in Italian is anticipo, avanzare, avvicinarse, avanzamento
advance in Latin is progressus, prodeo, progressio, progredior
advance in Spanish is avance, adelanto, acercarse
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