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Advance meaning

advance - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. move forward; " we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
  2. 2. pay in advance; " Can you advance me some money?"
  3. 3. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
  4. 4. To raise; to elevate.
  5. 5. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
  8. 8. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
  11. 11. To extol; to laud.
  12. 12. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
  13. 13. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
  14. 14. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.
  15. 15. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
  16. 16. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.
  17. 17. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. Forward motion or condition; improvement; payment beforehand; rise in rank or price.
  22. 22. To move forward; to rise in rank or price.
  23. 23. To put forward; to increase; to offer; to pay before hand.

advance - examples of usage

  1. That was one advance we could not get clear of. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Hay besides my first month's advance. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. That advance was only 25s. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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