Verb: advance ud'vãns
Noun: advance ud'vãns
- Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Adjective: advance ud'vãns
- A movement forward
- progress, progression
- A change for the better; progress in development
- improvement, betterment
- A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
"she rejected his advances"
- overture, approach, feeler
- The act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
- progress, progression, procession, advancement, forward motion, onward motion
- An amount paid before it is earned
- cash advance
- Increase in price or value
"the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
- Being ahead of time or need
"gave advance warning"
- Situated ahead or going before
"an advance party"
- advanced, in advance
Derived forms: advancing, advances, advanced
See also: advancement, advancer, early, front
Type of: advise, ameliorate, amend, amount, amount of money, assign, back up, better, change of location, climb, delegate, depute, designate, develop, displace, go, improve, increase, lend, loan, locomote, meliorate, motion, mount, move, movement, proffer, propose, proposition, rise, set, shift, step-up, suggest, suggestion, sum, sum of money, support, transformation, transmutation, travel, wax
Antonym: back, recede, retreat
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AmE / noun, verb, adjective
1 [C, usually sing.]
money paid for work before it has been done; money paid earlier than expected:
They offered an advance of 10 000 euros after the signing of the contract.
She asked for an advance on her wages.
an increase in the price or value of sth:
These companies have seen significant advances in their share prices.
progress or a development in technology or a particular area of knowledge:
advances in the processing power of chips
We live in an age of rapid technological advance.
in advance (of sth)
before the time that is expected; before sth happens:
The rent is due one month in advance.
The Director would not discuss the report in advance of its release.
You have to order 24 hours in advance of your chosen delivery time.
1 [+ obj] advance (sb) sth | advance sth (to sb)
to give sb money before the time it would usually be paid:
We are willing to advance the money to you.
They advanced her $2 million for five novels.
2 [no obj]
if knowledge or technology advances, it develops and improves:
As medical technology advances, health-care costs rise.
3 [no obj]
(about prices, costs, profits, etc.) to increase:
Inflation has advanced sharply over the last two years.
Vodafone (= its shares) advanced 1.8 per cent to 179p.
The dollar advanced slightly against most major currencies.
4 [+ obj]
to change the time or date of an event so that it takes place earlier:
The date of the meeting has been advanced by one week.
SYN BRING STH FORWARD OPP POSTPONE
5 [+ obj]
to help sth to succeed:
Studying for new qualifications is one way to advance your career.
■ adjective [only before noun]
done or given before sth is going to happen:
He received an advance payment for developing the new computer game.
Please give us advance warning of any changes to the schedule.
We need advance notice of the number of guests.