• Exterior View of Four Progressive Dry Kilns
    Exterior View of Four Progressive Dry Kilns
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v progress develop in a positive way "He progressed well in school","My plants are coming along","Plans are shaping up"
    • v progress form or accumulate steadily "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly","Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
    • v progress move forward, also in the metaphorical sense "Time marches on"
    • n progress gradual improvement or growth or development "advancement of knowledge","great progress in the arts"
    • n progress the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    • n progress a movement forward "he listened for the progress of the troops"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

How you used to play Pilgrim's Progress How you used to play Pilgrim's Progress

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lightning strikes the Earth 100 times every second, from the 1,800 thunderstorms in progress at any given moment.
    • Progress A journey of state; a circuit; especially, one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions. "The king being returned from his progresse ."
    • Progress A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance
    • Progress In actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc.
    • Progress In business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art.
    • Progress In knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a child at school.
    • Progress In the growth of an animal or plant; increase.
    • Progress To make improvement; to advance. "If man progresses , art must progress too."
    • v. t Progress To make progress in; to pass through.
    • Progress To make progress; to move forward in space; to continue onward in course; to proceed; to advance; to go on; as, railroads are progressing . "As his recovery progressed .""Let me wipe off this honorable dew,
      That silverly doth progress on thy checks."
      "They progress in that style in proportion as their pieces are treated with contempt.""The war had progressed for some time."
    • Progress Toward ideal completeness or perfection in respect of quality or condition; -- applied to individuals, communities, or the race; as, social, moral, religious, or political progress .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The World Rubik Cube championship was held in Budapest on June 5, 1982. Nineteen National Champions took part. Minh Thai, the US Champion, won by solving the Cube in of 22.95 seconds. The world record, in competitive conditions, grew progressively lower and now stands at 16.5 seconds.
    • n progress A going onward; a moving or proceeding forward; advance: as, to make slow or rapid progress on a journey; to hinder one's progress.
    • n progress A passage from place to place; a journey; wayfaring.
    • n progress Specifically A journey or circuit of state: as, a royal progress.
    • n progress Advancement of any kind; growth; development; improvement: as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of a plant; the progress of a patient toward recovery; the progress of a scholar in his studies; the progress of the arts and sciences.
    • progress To move forward or onward in space; proceed; pass; go.
    • progress To continue onward in course; proceed or advance.
    • progress To move toward something better; advance on the line of development or improvement.
    • progress Specifically, in music, of a voice-part, to advance from one tone to another, or, of the harmony in general, from one chord to another. = Syn. 1-3. To go or get on, ahead, forward, or along; make haste.
    • progress To make headway.
    • progress To pass over or through; make the tour or circuit of.
    • progress To cause to advance or pass; push forward.
    • n progress plural In astrology, the positions the moon forms in her advance, by allowing one synodical lunation for one year of the native's life.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Progress prog′res a going forward or onward: advance: improvement of any kind: proficiency: course: passage from place to place: procession: a journey of state: a circuit
    • v.i Progress to go forward: to make progress: to grow better: to proceed: to advance: to improve
    • v.t Progress (Shak.) to move or push forward
    • n Progress one in favour of reform
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  • Maimonides
    “Teach thy tongue to say I do not know and thou shalt progress.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.”
  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
    “Nothing recedes like progress.”
  • Madame Marie Curie
    Madame Marie Curie
    “I was taught that the way of progress I neither swift nor easy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro, forward + gradi, to step, go: cf. F. progrès,. See Grade


In literature:

From this state it progresses by successive stages, each of which has some relation in form to a lower class.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
Lucretia Mott reviewed the progress of the reform from the first convention.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
I confess to a hope that this progressive school will not make quite so much progress as its disciples desire.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
The progress, the steady and irresistible progress of civilization is ever onwards.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
Little progress was made on that day by either side.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
The beginning of May, 1915, found aerial warfare in full progress again.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Slowly but surely it progressed and as it progressed it even spread out.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
A similar progress has been made in wood-carving in the prison at Lahore.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The progress might be swift or slow, but the ultimate end was sure.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
But it must not be supposed that the opportunity of usefulness and progress is only for the studious.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers

In poetry:

If in my earthly mission
No progress has been made
Toward a higher spirit--
No growth of soul displayed--
"The Future" by Jared Barhite
That tho' 'tis wise with Charity
Torrential Need to dam,
The Hope of Progress is a lie
And Brotherhood a sham.
"Prosperity" by Bernard O Dowd
And thus it is that every year,
Ere Autumn dons his russet robe,
She calls her unseen charioteer,
And makes her progress through the globe.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"Great wisdom lived long years ago,
An' yet we say that we progress.
The paint an' tinsel of our show
Are men more generous, or kind?
Then where's your progress of the mind?"
"Old Bob Blair" by C J Dennis
Good-bye to the cradle, the dear wooden cradle
The rude hand of Progress has thrust it aside.
No more to its motion o'er sleep's fairy ocean,
Our play-weary wayfarers peacefully glide.
"The Old Wooden Cradle" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A heart that is wholly given
To leading the youthful mind,
To discover the powers and virtues
They within themselves shall find,
And mould them into actions
Progressive, strong, refined;
"The Difference" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Pilgrim who made progress in prison.
Buoyant on Hopes of US Budget Progress.
Bureaucratic Hurdles Slow Down Counter-IED Progress in Pakistan.
A San Marcos resident walked into an armed burglary in progress Monday afternoon, police said.
A San Marcos resident walked into a burglary in progress Monday afternoon, police said.
Omaha police said they got a call around 8:30 am for a possible burglary in progress near 38th and X streets.
Chicago today is as much on the brink of progress as the Chicago of 100 years ago.
As a former insurance flack, I know progressive infighting over Obamacare will play right into the industry's hands.
This election is about progress for Americans who once did not have a voice.
In this picture taken on Friday, Nov 16, 2012, repair work progresses at Yangon University's Convocation Hall, in Yangon, Myanmar.
With Calmer Winds, Texas Firefighters Make Progress Against Vast Blaze.
On its second day of reviewing challenged ballots in the US Senate race, the state canvassing board is making faster progress then their work on the first day.
But this time, Coach Flip Saunders is hopeful that there can be some carryover , that rookies Wall and Crawford will continue to get better and that the progress of Blatche and JaVale McGee isn't some fool's gold fluke.
A Western New York woman won a progressive jackpot of $544,908 this past weekend at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
Chandra Bhan Prasad, a Dalit, said goods sold in a village market reflect the caste 's progress.

In science:

The real progress is the understanding of the symbiosis of these two features of the strong interactions.
Randomness on the Lattice
In the last few years work on its security has been remarkably progressed [10-14], however work is yet not finished.
A simple unbreakable code
Make significant progress in understanding field theories themselves.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
There are many other interesting related directions in which progress has been made.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Some progress in this direction was made by Awata, Li, Minic, and Yoneya (1999) and Minic (1999); the reader is referred to these papers for further references on this interesting sub ject.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory