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PROGRESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does progress mean? 

PROGRESS (noun)
  The noun PROGRESS has 3 senses:

1. gradual improvement or growth or development
2. the act of moving forward toward a goal
3. a movement forward

  Familiarity information: PROGRESS used as a noun is uncommon.


PROGRESS (verb)
  The verb PROGRESS has 3 senses:

1. develop in a positive way
2. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
3. form or accumulate steadily

  Familiarity information: PROGRESS used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROGRESS (noun)


Sense 1progress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gradual improvement or growth or development

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

progress; advancement

Context examples:

advancement of knowledge / great progress in the arts

Hypernyms ("progress" is a kind of...):

development (act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "progress"):

forwarding; furtherance; promotion (the advancement of some enterprise)

stride (significant progress (especially in the phrase)

work flow; workflow (progress (or rate of progress) in work being done)


Sense 2progress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving forward toward a goal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

onward motion; forward motion; progress; advancement; procession; progression; advance

Hypernyms ("progress" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "progress"):

push (an effort to advance)

career; life history (the general progression of your working or professional life)

march (a steady advance)

clear sailing; easy going; plain sailing (easy unobstructed progress)

leapfrog (advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors)


Sense 3progress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A movement forward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

advance; progression; progress

Context example:

he listened for the progress of the troops

Hypernyms ("progress" is a kind of...):

change of location; travel (a movement through space that changes the location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "progress"):

head; headway (forward movement)


PROGRESS (verb)


Sense 1progress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Develop in a positive way

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

shape up; progress; come along; get along; come on; get on; advance

Context examples:

He progressed well in school / My plants are coming along / Plans are shaping up

Hypernyms (to "progress" is one way to...):

develop (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "progress"):

climb (improve one's social status)

leapfrog (progress by large jumps instead of small increments)

Sentence frames:

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Antonym:

regress (get worse or fall back to a previous condition)


Sense 2progress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

advance; march on; move on; progress; go on; pass on

Context example:

Time marches on

Hypernyms (to "progress" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "progress"):

rachet up; ratchet; ratchet down (move by degrees in one direction only)

edge; inch (advance slowly, as if by inches)

close in; draw in (advance or converge on)

overhaul; overtake; pass (travel past)

string; string along (move or come along)

plough on; press on; push on (continue moving forward)

encroach; impinge; infringe (advance beyond the usual limit)

creep up; sneak up (advance stealthily or unnoticed)

penetrate (make one's way deeper into or through)

forge (move ahead steadily)

elapse; glide by; go along; go by; lapse; pass; slide by; slip away; slip by (pass by)

Sentence frames:

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Sense 3progress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form or accumulate steadily

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

work up; build up; build; progress

Context examples:

Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly / Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

Hypernyms (to "progress" is one way to...):

develop (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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