• the Adult King Advancing, Followed by his Double
    the Adult King Advancing, Followed by his Double
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj advance situated ahead or going before "an advance party","at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
    • adj advance being ahead of time or need "gave advance warning","was beforehand with her report"
    • v advance rise in rate or price "The stock market gained 24 points today"
    • v advance develop in a positive way "He progressed well in school","My plants are coming along","Plans are shaping up"
    • v advance increase or raise "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
    • v advance develop further "We are advancing technology every day"
    • v advance bring forward for consideration or acceptance "advance an argument"
    • v advance obtain advantages, such as points, etc. "The home team was gaining ground","After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
    • v advance move forward, also in the metaphorical sense "Time marches on"
    • v advance cause to move forward "Can you move the car seat forward?"
    • v advance move forward "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
    • v advance pay in advance "Can you advance me some money?"
    • v advance give a promotion to or assign to a higher position "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired","Women tend not to advance in the major law firms","I got promoted after many years of hard work"
    • v advance contribute to the progress or growth of "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
    • n advance the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    • n advance increase in price or value "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
    • n advance a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others "she rejected his advances"
    • n advance a change for the better; progress in development
    • n advance a movement forward "he listened for the progress of the troops"
    • n advance an amount paid before it is earned
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"The commanding officer advanced towards the bier." "The commanding officer advanced towards the bier."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Vampire bat saliva has been responsible for many advances in research into stroke recovery
    • Advance 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 .""The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made."
    • Advance An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.
    • a Advance 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 Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.
    • Advance The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
    • Advance 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."
    • Advance 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.
    • Advance To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
    • Advance 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."
    • Advance To extol; to laud. "Greatly advancing his gay chivalry."
    • Advance 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.
    • Advance To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
    • Advance To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
    • Advance To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
    • Advance To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
    • Advance To raise to a higher rank; to promote. "Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes."
    • Advance To raise; to elevate. "They . . . advanced their eyelids."
    • Advance To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted. "Advanced to a level with ancient peers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Kwoma of New Guinea consider it proper for the girl to make sexual advances rather than the boy in order to help the men avoid upsetting the girl's parents.
    • advance To bring forward in place; move further in front.
    • advance To forward in time; accelerate: as, to advance the growth of plants.
    • advance To improve or make better; benefit; promote the good of: as, to advance one's true interests.
    • advance To promote; raise to a higher rank: as, to advance one from the bar to the bench.
    • advance To raise; enhance: as, to advance the price of goods.
    • advance To offer or propose; bring to view or notice, as something one is prepared to abide by; allege; adduce; bring forward: as, to advance an opinion or an argument.
    • advance In com., to supply beforehand; furnish on credit, or before goods are delivered or work is done, or furnish as part of a stock or fund; supply or pay in expectation of reimbursement: as, to advance money on loan or contract, or toward a purchase or an establishment.
    • advance To raise; lift up; elevate.
    • advance To put forth or exhibit with a view to display.
    • advance To commend; extol; vaunt.
    • advance To impel; incite.
    • advance Synonyms To elevate, exalt, prefer, aggrandize, dignify.
    • advance To increase, augment.
    • advance Adduce, Allege, Assign (see adduce); propound, bring forward, lay down.
    • advance To move or go forward; proceed: as, the troops advanced.
    • advance To improve or make progress; grow, etc.: as, to advance in knowledge, stature, wisdom, rank, office, dignity, or age.
    • advance To increase in quantity, price, etc.: as, the stock advanced three points.
    • n advance A moving forward or toward the front; a forward course; progress in space: as, our advance was impeded by obstructions.
    • n advance Milit., the order or signal to advance: as, the advance was sounded.
    • n advance A step forward; actual progress in any course of action: often in the plural: as, an advance in religion or knowledge; civilization has made great advances in this century.
    • n advance An act of approach; an effort for approximation or agreement; anything done to bring about accord or any relation with another or others: with to before the person and toward before the object or purpose: as, A made an advance or advances to B, or toward acquaintance with B.
    • n advance A forward position; place in front, at the head, or in the lead: as, his regiment took the advance in the march. The state of being forward or in front; a being or going at the head or in the lead: chiefly in the phrase in advance: as, the groom rode in advance of the carriage; he is far in advance of the other pupils. In this sense the word is often used in composition, sometimes without joining, giving it the appearance of an adjective, as it has been called in such use, although it is never really one. Thus, an advance (-) agent is an agent sent out in advance of a theatrical company, exhibition, etc., to make preliminary arrangements; an advance (-) ditch or foss is a ditch around the esplanade or glacis of a fortified place, and hence in advance of it; advance (-) sheets are sheets of a printed work sent to somebody in advance of publication.
    • n advance He who or that which is at the head or in the lead; the foremost or forward part; especially, the leading body of an army.
    • n advance In schools, a lesson not previously learned: opposed to review.
    • n advance Advancement; promotion; preferment: as, an advance in rank or office.
    • n advance An offer or tender.
    • n advance In com.: Addition to price; rise in price: as, an advance on the prime cost of goods; there is an advance on cottons.
    • n advance A giving before-hand; a furnishing of something before an equivalent is received, as money or goods, toward a capital or stock, or on loan, or in expectation of being reimbursed in some way: as, A made large advances to B.
    • n advance The money or goods thus furnished.
    • n advance In naval tactics, the distance made by a ship under way, in the direction of her course, after the helm has been put to one side and kept there: opposed to transfer, the distance made at right angles to the original course of the vessel before the helm was put over.
    • n advance Beforehand; before an equivalent is received: as, to pay rent in advance.
    • n advance In the state or condition of having made an advance: as, A is in advance to B a thousand dollars. Synonyms Advancement, Proficiency, etc. See progress, n.
    • n advance The angular interval in excess of 90° which the center-line of an engine-eccentric makes with the center-line of the engine-crank. It is given to enable a valve with lap, which will work the steam expansively, to begin admission of steam at or before the dead-point of the piston-traverse. See angular advance of an eccentric, under angular.
    • n advance In fencing, a quick move of the right foot a few inches forward, followed instantly by the left foot, but so that the fencer keeps his equilibrium and is ready for parry, or the forward lunge of the right foot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Several nations (Norway, Australia, New Zealand, France, Great Britain, Chile, and Argentina) have advanced claims on sections of the continent of Antarctica. The United States does not recognize any claims.
    • v.t Advance ad-vans′ to put forward: to promote to a higher office: to encourage the progress of: to propose: to supply beforehand: to pay before the money is legally due, to pay on security
    • v.i Advance to move or go forward: to make progress: to rise in rank or in value
    • n Advance progress: improvement: a rise in price or value: a giving beforehand, also the sum so given: a loan
    • ***


  • D'Alembert
    “The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.”
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    “Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.”
  • Wyndham Lewis
    “No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. avancen, avauncen, F. avancer, fr. a supposed LL. abantiare,; ab, + ante,F. avant,) before. The spelling with d was a mistake, a-, being supposed to be fr. L. ad,. See Avaunt


In literature:

The advance was resumed.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Advance notes are quite negotiable before a seaman has taken his departure.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Why it was chosen as our advance post is hard to decide.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
So began the series of aggressions by which France gradually advanced her frontier to the Rhine.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
Another, advancing along the railroad from Jaroslau, (3,) took Krakowice, Jaworow, Skio, Janow, and Zolkiew (4).
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
Their fire covered the advance of the troops, and silenced more than one of the enemy's guns.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The woodsmen advanced to the woods, the women slowly fell back, herding the youngsters behind them.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Position fire in advance by rushes.= In an advance by rushes, as explained in par.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Driving the Spaniards before him, San Martin, advanced into the plain, and presently joined forces with O'Higgins' infantry.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Antipater advanced triumphantly through Asia Minor, though in one of the battles which took place there Craterus was slain.
"Pyrrhus" by Jacob Abbott

In poetry:

Then he saw the dragon,
And he gripped his lance;
And his horse stood breathless
Fearing to advance.
"Fairy Tale" by Boris Pasternak
I conquered all Gallya,
That now is called France;
And slew the hardye Froll in feild,
My honor to advance.
"The Legend of King Arthur" by Thomas Percy
I envy not their hap
Whom favour doth advance;
I take no pleasure in their pain
That have less happy chance.
"Content and Rich" by Robert Southwell
Then let his pride advance,
And boast of all his store;
The Lord is my inheritance,
My soul can wish no more.
"Psalm 17" by Isaac Watts
A wistful Echo stayed behind
To join the mortal dances,
But Mr Judd, with words unkind,
Rejected her advances.
"The Ballad of Hampstead Heath" by James Elroy Flecker
Let's invite something new
by unifying our silences;
if, then and there, we advance,
we'll know it soon enough.
"Telling You All" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

(AP) – The Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen continues to pass city inspections as the long-delayed slaughterhouse tests equipment in advance of full production.
One of the biggest advancements in the beekeeping business, explains Dan, has been its mobility to transport bees from one state to another.
An email from Mississippi Press Association executive director Layne Bruce says that "a long list" of Gov Haley Barbour's last-minute pardons were not properly advertised in advance, as required by state law.
Recent advances in technology for measuring the flow properties of powders enable the quantification of process-relevant characteristics and the establishment of a database of flow properties.
With respect to reducing mortality, advances in cancer treatment have not been as effective as those for other chronic diseases.
A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame has made a major advance toward this vision by creating an inexpensive "solar paint" that uses semiconducting nanoparticles to produce energy.
Section 8A Finals @ SCSU Cathedral 3, Bemidji 1 (Cathedral improves to 17-0-2 and advances to the Class A State Tournament).
NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet.
Marsh ruled that Inge was not hit despite the replay appearing to show it grazing Kinge's billowing uniform, and the Twins won 6-5 in 12 innings to advance to the playoffs.
History was not lost on President George W Bush '68 when he addressed an audience Tuesday morning at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
Significant advances have been made over the past 20 years in the development of biodegradable polymers.
One set of talks covered advanced psychopharmacology and the other set, humanities and psychiatry.
Advanced technologies using cultured cells.
The IDI Dental Implant System is one of the most advanced in dental implant innovations, designed to meet all your needs.
Demand for Advanced Ceramics Continues to Rise.

In science:

For points separated by the distance ∆y , the random phase difference is of order of 1 when the wave front advances to ∆x ∼ L2/∆y .
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
Although this approach does not provide rigorous results, it has been useful in advancing a qualitative understanding of the chiral phase transition at both zero and nonzero chemical potential.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Verbaarschot, in Continuous Advances in QCD, Minneapolis 1994, A.V.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Falqui for stimulating talks. I would like to thank International School for Advanced Studies, Italy, where this work has been done, for hospitality and creative atmosphere.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
The use of QBFs expressing advanced reasoning tasks has been advocated in (Cadoli, Giovanardi, & Schaerf 1998; Rintanen 1999b) and is a natural generalization of a similar method applied for problems in NP.
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks