progress

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1prog·ress

noun \ˈprä-grəs, -ˌgres, US also & British usually ˈprō-ˌgres\

: movement forward or toward a place

: the process of improving or developing something over a period of time

Full Definition of PROGRESS

1
a (1) :  a royal journey marked by pomp and pageant (2) :  a state procession
b :  a tour or circuit made by an official (as a judge)
c :  an expedition, journey, or march through a region
2
:  a forward or onward movement (as to an objective or to a goal) :  advance
3
:  gradual betterment; especially :  the progressive development of humankind
in progress
:  going on :  occurring

Examples of PROGRESS

  1. the rapid progress of the ship
  2. He made slow progress down the steep cliff.
  3. The project showed slow but steady progress.

Origin of PROGRESS

Middle English, from Anglo-French progrés, from Latin progressus advance, from progredi to go forth, from pro- forward + gradi to go — more at pro-, grade
First Known Use: 15th century

2pro·gress

verb \prə-ˈgres\

: to move forward in time

: to improve or develop over a period of time

: to move forward or toward a place

Full Definition of PROGRESS

intransitive verb
1
:  to move forward :  proceed
2
:  to develop to a higher, better, or more advanced stage

Examples of PROGRESS

  1. The project has been progressing slowly.
  2. The work is progressing and should be completed soon.
  3. The caravan progressed slowly across the desert.

First Known Use of PROGRESS

1539

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