- 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. - The act of advancing or moving forward or upward;
- Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally,
or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an
advance in rank or office.
- An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an
advance on the prime cost of goods.
- 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
- 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. - To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to
- To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to
advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
- To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be
preferred or promoted. - To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to
make to go on.
- To raise; to elevate.
- To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
- 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.
- To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to
show; as, to advance an argument.
- To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
- 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.
- To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in
rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
- To extol; to laud.