advance


advance
v., n., & adj.
—v.
1 tr. & intr. move or put forward.
2 intr. make progress.
3 tr. a pay (money) before it is due. b lend (money).
4 tr. give active support to; promote (a person, cause, or plan).
5 tr. put forward (a claim or suggestion).
6 tr. cause (an event) to occur at an earlier date (advanced the meeting three hours).
7 tr. raise (a price).
8 intr. rise (in price).
9 tr. (as advanced adj.) a far on in progress (the work is well advanced). b ahead of the times (advanced ideas).
—n.
1 an act of going forward.
2 progress.
3 a payment made before the due time.
4 a loan.
5 (esp. in pl.; often foll. by to) an amorous or friendly approach.
6 a rise in price.
—attrib.adj. done or supplied beforehand (advance warning; advance copy).
Phrases and idioms:
advanced (or advanced supplementary) level (in the UK) a GCE examination of a standard higher than ordinary level and GCSE. advance guard a body of soldiers preceding the main body of an army. advance on approach threateningly. in advance ahead in place or time.
Derivatives:
advancer n.
Etymology: ME f. OF avancer f. LL abante in front f. L ab away + ante before: (n.) partly through F avance

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