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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advance  \Ad*vance"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Advanced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Advancing}(#).]  [OE.  avancen  avauncen  F.  avancer 
  fr  a  supposed  LL  abantiare  ab  +  ante  (F.  avant)  before 
  The  spelling  with  d  was  a  mistake,  a-  being  supposed  to  be 
  fr  L.  ad  See  {Avaunt}.] 
  1.  To  bring  forward;  to  move  towards  the  van  or  front;  to 
  make  to  go  on 
 
  2.  To  raise;  to  elevate.  [Archaic] 
 
  They  .  .  .  advanced  their  eyelids.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  raise  to  a  higher  rank;  to  promote. 
 
  Ahasueres  .  .  .  advanced  him  and  set  his  seat  above 
  all  the  princes.  --Esther  iii. 
  1. 
 
  4.  To  accelerate  the  growth  or  progress;  to  further;  to 
  forward;  to  help  on  to  aid;  to  heighten;  as  to  advance 
  the  ripening  of  fruit;  to  advance  one's  interests. 
 
  5.  To  bring  to  view  or  notice;  to  offer  or  propose;  to  show 
  as  to  advance  an  argument. 
 
  Some  ne'er  advance  a  judgment  of  their  own  --Pope. 
 
  6.  To  make  earlier,  as  an  event  or  date;  to  hasten. 
 
  7.  To  furnish,  as  money  or  other  value,  before  it  becomes 
  due,  or  in  aid  of  an  enterprise;  to  supply  beforehand;  as 
  a  merchant  advances  money  on  a  contract  or  on  goods 
  consigned  to  him 
 
  8.  To  raise  to  a  higher  point;  to  enhance;  to  raise  in  rate; 
  as  to  advance  the  price  of  goods. 
 
  9.  To  extol;  to  laud.  [Obs.] 
 
  Greatly  advancing  his  gay  chivalry.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  raise;  elevate;  exalt;  aggrandize;  improve;  heighten; 
  accelerate;  allege;  adduce;  assign. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advance  \Ad*vance"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  move  or  go  forward;  to  proceed;  as  he  advanced  to 
  greet  me 
 
  2.  To  increase  or  make  progress  in  any  respect;  as  to 
  advance  in  knowledge,  in  stature,  in  years,  in  price. 
 
  3.  To  rise  in  rank,  office,  or  consequence;  to  be  preferred 
  or  promoted. 
 
  Advanced  to  a  level  with  ancient  peers.  --Prescott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advance  \Ad*vance"\,  a. 
  Before  in  place  or  beforehand  in  time;  --  used  for  advanced; 
  as  an  advance  guard,  or  that  before  the  main  guard  or  body 
  of  an  army;  advance  payment,  or  that  made  before  it  is  due; 
  advance  proofs,  advance  sheets,  pages  of  a  forthcoming 
  volume,  received  in  advance  of  the  time  of  publication. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advance  \Ad*vance"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  avance,  fr  avancer  See 
  {Advance},  v.] 
  1.  The  act  of  advancing  or  moving  forward  or  upward; 
  progress. 
 
  2.  Improvement  or  progression,  physically,  mentally,  morally, 
  or  socially;  as  an  advance  in  health,  knowledge,  or 
  religion;  an  advance  in  rank  or  office. 
 
  3.  An  addition  to  the  price;  rise  in  price  or  value;  as  an 
  advance  on  the  prime  cost  of  goods. 
 
  4.  The  first  step  towards  the  attainment  of  a  result; 
  approach  made  to  gain  favor,  to  form  an  acquaintance,  to 
  adjust  a  difference,  etc.;  an  overture;  a  tender;  an 
  offer;  --  usually  in  the  plural. 
 
  [He]  made  the  like  advances  to  the  dissenters. 
  --Swift. 
 
  5.  A  furnishing  of  something  before  an  equivalent  is  received 
  (as  money  or  goods),  towards  a  capital  or  stock,  or  on 
  loan;  payment  beforehand;  the  money  or  goods  thus 
  furnished;  money  or  value  supplied  beforehand. 
 
  I  shall,  with  pleasure,  make  the  necessary  advances. 
  --Jay. 
 
  The  account  was  made  up  with  intent  to  show  what 
  advances  had  been  made  --Kent. 
 
  {In  advance} 
  a  In  front;  before 
  b  Beforehand;  before  an  equivalent  is  received. 
  c  In  the  state  of  having  advanced  money  on  account;  as 
  A  is  in  advance  to  B  a  thousand  dollars  or  pounds. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  advance 
  adj  1:  being  ahead  of  time  or  need  "gave  advance  warning";  "was 
  beforehand  with  her  report"  [syn:  {advance(a)},  {beforehand(p)}] 
  2:  situated  ahead  or  going  before  "an  advance  party";  "at  that 
  time  the  most  advanced  outpost  was  still  east  of  the 
  Rockies"  [syn:  {advance(a)},  {advanced(a)},  {in  advance(p)}] 
  n  1:  a  movement  forward;  "he  listened  for  the  progress  of  the 
  troops"  [syn:  {progress},  {progression}] 
  2:  a  change  for  the  better;  progress  in  development  [syn:  {improvement}, 
  {betterment}] 
  3:  a  tentative  suggestion  designed  to  elicit  the  reactions  of 
  others  "she  rejected  his  advances"  [syn:  {overture},  {approach}, 
  {feeler}] 
  4:  the  act  of  moving  forward  toward  a  goal  [syn:  {progress},  {progression}, 
  {advancement},  {forward  motion},  {onward  motion}] 
  5:  an  amount  paid  before  it  is  earned  [syn:  {cash  advance}] 
  6:  increase  in  price  or  value:  "the  news  caused  a  general 
  advance  on  the  stock  market"  [syn:  {rise}] 
  v  1:  move  forward,  also  in  the  metaphorical  sense:  "Time  marches 
  on"  [syn:  {progress},  {pass  on},  {move  on},  {march  on}, 
  {go  on}]  [ant:  {recede}] 
  2:  bring  forward  for  consideration  or  acceptance;  "advance  an 
  argument"  [syn:  {throw  out}] 
  3:  increase  or  raise;  "boost  the  voltage  in  an  electrical 
  circuit"  [syn:  {boost}] 
  4:  contribute  to  the  progress  or  growth  of  "I  am  promoting  the 
  use  of  computers  in  the  classroom"  [syn:  {promote},  {boost}, 
  {further},  {encourage}] 
  5:  cause  to  move  forward;  "Can  you  move  the  car  seat  forward?" 
  [syn:  {bring  forward}]  [ant:  {back}] 
  6:  obtain  advantages,  such  as  points,  etc.;  "The  home  team  was 
  gaining  ground"  [syn:  {gain},  {win},  {make  headway},  {get 
  ahead},  {gain  ground}]  [ant:  {fall  back}] 
  7:  make  progress;  "He  progressed  well  in  school"  [syn:  {progress}, 
  {come  on},  {come  along},  {get  on},  {get  along},  {shape  up}] 
  [ant:  {regress}] 
  8:  develop  further;  "We  are  advancing  technology  every  day" 
  9:  give  a  promotion  to  "raise  in  rank";  assign  to  a  higher 
  position  [syn:  {promote},  {upgrade},  {kick  upstairs},  {raise}, 
  {elevate}]  [ant:  {demote}] 
  10:  pay  in  advance;  "Can  you  advance  me  some  money?" 
  11:  move  forward;  of  clocks  and  watches  [syn:  {set  ahead}] 
  12:  rise  in  rate  or  price;  "The  stock  market  gained  24  points 
  today"  [syn:  {gain}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Advance,  IN  (town,  FIPS  640) 
  Location:  39.99523  N,  86.62043  W 
  Population  (1990):  520  (177  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Advance,  MO  (city,  FIPS  262) 
  Location:  37.10355  N,  89.91453  W 
  Population  (1990):  1139  (520  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  63730 
  Advance,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  27006 




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