• the Adult King Advancing, Followed by his Double
    the Adult King Advancing, Followed by his Double
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n advancement gradual improvement or growth or development "advancement of knowledge","great progress in the arts"
    • n advancement the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    • n advancement encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
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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
    • Advancement An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See Advance, 5.
    • Advancement (Law) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
    • Advancement Settlement on a wife, or jointure.
    • Advancement The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning. "In heaven . . . every one (so well they love each other) rejoiceth and hath his part in each other's advancement .""True religion . . . proposes for its end the joint advancement of the virtue and happiness of the people."
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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.
    • n advancement The act of moving forward or proceeding onward or upward.
    • n advancement The act of promoting, or state of being promoted; preferment; promotion in rank or excellence; improvement; furtherance.
    • n advancement Settlement on a wife; jointure. Bacon.
    • n advancement In law, provision made by a parent for a child during the parent's life, by gift of property on account of the share to which the child would be entitled as heir or next of kin after the parent's death.
    • n advancement The payment of money in advance; money paid in advance. Synonyms and Advance, Proficiency, etc. See progress, n. Exaltation, elevation, preferment, enhancement, amelioration, betterment.
    • n advancement In surgery, an operation for strabismus, consisting in dividing the tendon of the healthy muscle, bringing the end forward, and fastening it to the eyeball forward of its former point of insertion.
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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.
    • n Advancement promotion: improvement: payment of money in advance
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  • Ben Stein
    “There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere. There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid towards your goals.”
  • W. Clement Stone
    “To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    “All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.”
  • Maxwell Maltz
    “Close scrutiny will show that most crisis situations are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.”
  • Tom Robbins
    Tom Robbins
    “Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. avancement, F. avancement,. See Advance (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. avancer—Late L. abante (Fr. avant)—L. ab ante, from before.


In literature:

When we came on the hill we discovered a party of them advancing toward us.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
It had started in advance and it had increased the distance.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
On Dec. 6 the Germans took Lodz, and further north advanced on Lowitz, and the Russian offensive in the Cracow district was given up.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Certain it was that the advancing Bolo could not continue his advance.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Pope's Advance on Richmond.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
One priest who impudently dared to advance towards the Governor, was promptly ordered by him to stand back.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
His men were eager to advance, and he himself was full of confidence and courage.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The white steed still kept far in advance; and I could get no nearer to him.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Natty and I were a little in advance, when we came to a large village of white ants, such as I have before described.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
While this column was advancing, the Boers were also advancing in a parallel line to the Nek.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke

In poetry:

On earth the sun-god bending
Poureth his wondrous store;
The soft-tongued tide, advancing,
Laps the unconscious shore.
"Noon" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
"And now with me, my countrymen,
Your courage forth advance!
For there was never champion yet
In Scotland nor in France
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
His artful eye is wondrous sly
And has bewitching glance,
Where'er he moves his victim loves
To see his powers advance.
"Evil Habits" by Jared Barhite
"What's the news? Now tell it me."
"Allenby again advances."
"No, it is not Allenby
But my boy, straight as a lance is.
"Any Mother" by Katharine Tynan
"And -- if needs must --
Advance, O Summer-heats! upon the land,
And bake the bloody mould to shards and sand
And dust.
"Tyranny." by Sidney Lanier
So may the busy world advance,
Since thus the Fates decree
It still may have its busy dance,
Whilst I retire with thee.
"Impromptu to Miss Utrecia Smith" by William Shenstone

In news:

The Texans are talking contract with him a bit now, and would be wise to lock him up a year in advance of his contract running out.
Two studies have shown that vismodegib—a hedgehog pathway inhibitor—is effective against advanced forms of basal -cell carcinoma (BCC).
NASHVILLE, TN – July 12, 2012- The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall.
Manager says trying to advance to 3rd is inexplicable in sacrifice play that prevented run from scoring.
Fielder is lying flat on ground and runner from first base leaps over the prone defender in advancing to second.
The San Diego Padres defeated the Atlanta Braves today and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1984.
Nat Baldwin, bass player for Dirty Projectors (8 pm Sunday, Pabst Theater, $20 in advance at the box office, 414 286-3663 and
Knockout and No Bueno kick off their 8 pm show at the all-ages Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave, with tickets going for $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
A new line of advanced high-frequency industrial battery charger s offer improved power conversion circuitry for efficiency, accuracy, and flexibility, Ametek Prestolite Power said.
BYU track & field: Batty advances to 1,500 meter semifinal at US Olympic Trails.
Six-time All-American Miles Batty advanced to the semifinals of the 1,500 meters at the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials on Thursday.
Now the Sharks must wait until early May to find out whether they'll advance to U.S.A. Rugby's Division II Sweet Sixteen.
Lauren Casselberry/The Jersey Journal Elijah Egalite and the Bayonne boys volleyball team look to advance to their first Tournament of Champions final in school history.
Adjunct Bleeder Medication Ban Advanced in KY. An advisory panel to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a recommendation to prohibit the race-day use of adjunct bleeder medications in the state.
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In science:

All they wanted was the rules for advancing the crack forward in time.
Formal Considerations about Fracture: Nucleation and Growth
In the Tomonoga-Schwinger formulation of quantum field theory all of the alternative possible advancing sequences of surfaces sigma are empirically equivalent: the predicted connections between observations does not depend on which one of the infinite set advancing sequence is used.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
But that logical is not very compelling: it is true that the theory does not specify which one of the advancing sequence should be used; it does not specify exactly how the tranfer occurs.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Advances in computational algorithms combined with the steady advance of computer technology have made it possible to simulate regions of the universe with unprecedented dynamic range (Bertschinger 1998).
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Consequently, its true age may be larger if the wind of star #10 significantly decelerates the westward advance of the ridge and/or if its assumed radius is actually underestimated due to pro jection effects.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B