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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb advance:

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Definition of the noun advance

What does advance mean as a name of something?

Advance is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: advances

  1. a movement forward
  2. a change for the better; progress in development
  3. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  4. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  5. an amount paid before it is earned
  6. increase in price or value
    • example: the news caused a general advance on the stock market
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of advance: rise
    • more generic words: increase / step-up = the act of increasing something

Alternative definition of the noun advance

noun

  1. A forward move.
  2. An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due; an advancement.
  3. [in the plural] An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.

Definition of the adjective advance

What does advance mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more advance / advancer |

  1. being ahead of time or need
    • example: gave advance warning
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonym of advance: beforehand
    • similar: early
  2. situated ahead or going before
    • examples: an advance party | at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of advance: advanced / in advance
    • similar: front

Alternative definition of the adjective advance

adjective

  1. Completed before need or a milestone event.
  2. See Preceding.
  3. See Forward.

Definition of the verb advance

What does advance mean as a doing word?

Advance is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: advanced | advancing | advances

  1. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
  2. bring forward for consideration or acceptance
    • example: advance an argument
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of advance: throw out
    • more generic words: advise / propose / suggest = make a proposal, declare a plan for something
  3. increase or raise
  4. contribute to the progress or growth of
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]We promoted the cause
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, arbitrary control with -ing]We promoted writing novels
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, possessive with -ing]We promoted their writing novels

      Promote Verbs (with the same syntax): boost, emphasize, encourage, further, invite, promote.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of advance: boost / encourage / further / promote
    • more generic terms: back up / support = give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    • more specific terms:
  5. cause to move forward
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of advance: bring forward
    • antonym of advance: back
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific word: nose = advance the forward part of with caution
  6. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
  7. develop in a positive way
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of advance: come along / come on / get along / get on / progress / shape up
    • more generic word: develop = grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
    • more specific words:
      • climb = improve one's social status
      • leapfrog = progress by large jumps instead of small increments
  8. develop further
  9. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  10. pay in advance
    • examples: Can you advance me some money? | They advance the money to them | They advance them the money
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme]I promised somebody my time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I promised my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Recipient]The House allocated more than $1.8 million for the pensions and expenses of former presidents
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]We offered our paycheck to her

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): allocate, allot, apportion, assign, award, bequeath, cede, concede, extend, grant, guarantee, issue, leave, offer, owe, portion, promise, ration, vote, will, yield.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: lend / loan = give temporarily
  11. move forward
    • example: we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of advance: set ahead
    • more generic word: set = set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
  12. rise in rate or price
    • example: The stock market is going to advance
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of advance: gain
    • more generic words: climb / mount / rise / wax = go up or advance

Alternative definition of the verb advance

verb

  1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
  2. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  3. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
  4. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
  5. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  6. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.
  7. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.
  8. [intransitive] To move forwards, to approach.

Specialised definition of the verb advance

Glossary of sports / fencing

to move toward the opponent

Glossary of sports / hockey / field hockey

to push, shove, or advance the ball in any way, using body, hands, or feet rather than the stick. Advancing is a foul

Places

  1. Advance is a city located at the intersection of State Highway 25 and State Highway 91/Route C in northern Stoddard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,347 at the 2010 census. Advance was founded circa 1882.
  2. Advance is a town in Jackson Township, Boone County, Indiana, United States. The population was 477 at the 2010 census.
  3. Advance is an unincorporated community located in Davie County, North Carolina. It has a total land area of 62.3 square miles and is located along NC 801 and US 158 just south of Bermuda Run near the western bank of the Yadkin River. Advance is a part of the Piedmont Triad and is home to Shady Grove Elementary School and Ellis Middle School. Neighboring communities and municipalities include: Bermuda Run, Mocksville, Hillsdale,and Redland.
  4. Advance a.k.a. Advance, Wisconsin: Advance is an unincorporated community located in the town of Green Valley, Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. Advance is located at the junction of county highways C and E 6 miles east-southeast of Cecil.
  5. Advance a.k.a. Advance, California: Advance is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. Advance is 5 miles north of Three Rivers. Advance was the site of the Kaweah Cooperative Colony, an experimental socialist which existed from 1885 to 1891. A post office opened in the community in 1890; it was moved to Kaweah in 1910.

Groups

  1. Advance is a musical group.
    • album: "Take Me to the Top"
  2. Advance is a musical group.
    • album: "Deus Ex Machina"

There are other groups with in their name, like Advance Patrol, Axis of Advance, Strange Advance and Entropic Advance.

Animal

Advance was one of the great Thoroughbred colts of the New Zealand turf. Crowd-pleasing, front-running colt won good races up to 1-1/2 miles, but "The Black Demon" was best known as a superior weight-carrier, one of the best, if not the best, of all time in New Zealand—in his 19 wins he carried more than 9 st. in 13 of them—and some rank him as a better horse than Carbine.

  • born in (120 years ago)

Music

  1. "Advance" is the second album by the British group LFO released by Warp Records in 1996. The album peaked at number 44 on the UK Albums charts and was the final album to feature Gez Varley before he left the group shortly after its release. Advance was followed up with Sheath in 2003 with only contributions from Bell.
  2. "Advance" is a musical album of Shur-I-Kan.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  3. "Advance" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Advance" is a musical EP of Miyu Irino.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  5. "Advance" is a musical album of Total Science.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  6. "Advance" is a musical EP of Justus Köhncke.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  7. "ADVANCE" is a musical single of UchuSentai:Noiz.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  8. "Advance" is a composition.
  9. "Advance" is a composition.
  10. "Advance" is a musical single of Blamstrain.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  11. "Advance" is a musical EP of Arizing.
  12. "Advance" is an album by the American alternative rock band Chronic Future. It was released in 2004.
  13. "Advance" is a musical album of Bobby Watson.

Miscellanea

  1. The Advance was a wooden topsail schooner built in 1872 at Terrigal, that was wrecked when it missed stays whilst carrying ballast between Botany Bay and Port Stephens under the command of Captain J.
  2. Advance is a certified, independent trade union affiliated to the TUC representing workers within the bank Santander UK, the UK subsidiary of Santander Group. The union was formerly known as The Abbey National Group Union before it expanded to include staff of Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley following their acquisitions by Santander. Its aims are the supporting and representing its members in all aspects of their employment.
  3. Advance was an English-language weekly newspaper published in Sudan in the 1960s. The newspaper was linked to the Sudanese Communist Party. It was edited by Joseph Garang.
  4. The Advance was an English tricar producing 6 hp offered from 1902 to 1912 by a Northampton motorcycle manufacturer.
  5. Advance was a screw steamer that was wrecked when she sprang a leak whilst carrying tea-tree saplings between Taree, New South Wales and Coopernook. She was lost on the Manning River, New South Wales on June 17, 1933.
  6. The Advance was a composite schooner built in 1874 at Auckland, that was wrecked when it drifted onto rocks at Henrys Head, Botany Bay, New South Wales, on 12 June 1902, whilst carrying ballast between Wollongong and Newcastle.
  7. Advance a.k.a. Advance (1903) is a ship.
  8. The Advance was an iron screw steamer tug built in 1884 that was wrecked when it collided with the Inverna off Catherine Hill Bay, New South Wales on 25 December 1908.
  9. Advance a.k.a. Avance was a newspaper published in Nicaragua, the central organ of the Communist Party of Nicaragua. Founded in October 1971 by Elí Altamirano. Altamirano, also serving as the main leader of the party, served as its editor for decades.
  10. Advance: IJ Mitchell of Blyth, South Australia advertised Advance motorcycles built to order in 1905-06. At least one machine was registered.

Phrases with Advance

Phrases starting with the word Advance:

  1. advance man
  2. advance guard
  3. Advance Woman
  4. Advance Person
  5. Advance Fee Scam
  6. advance death benefit

Phrases ending with the word Advance:

  1. in advance
  2. to advance
  3. cash advance
  4. film advance
  5. spark advance
  6. patterned advance
  7. annuity in advance

Other phrase containing the word Advance:

  1. In Advance of

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Advance

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Communication (2014)

by Teresa L. Thompson

Advance directives vary in degree of specificity. Some focus on a person's global values (such as the Five Wishes document), whereas others are much more specific (such as the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment), focusing on ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

An advanced operations base is normally controlled and/or supported by a main operations base or a forward operations base. Also called AOB. See also forward operations base; main operations base. (JP 3-05.1) advance force — (*) A ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Iowa (1995)

Four major glacial periods have been identified during the Pleistocene; the oldest Nebraskan advance, followed by the Kansan, Illinoian, and Wisconsin advances. Each of these was separated by substantially warmer conditions or interglacial ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

Such advance demand information (ADI) provides additional information and opportunities for the suppliers to have better production planning and inventory replenishment. There is a line of research which focuses on ADI sharing in supply ...

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Usage statistics about advance

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun advance:

overtureadvancementprogressionprocessionadvanceimprovementriseapproach

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun advance and its most common antonym:

retreatadvance

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb advance:

furtherelevateupgradeboostprogressadvancepromotegainencourageraisewin

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb advance and its most common antonyms:

backadvance recedeadvance

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Praise Him in Advance - Sign Language

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Quotes about Advance

Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you. (Madame de Tencin)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4A1N1C3E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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