advanced meaning

[ əd'vɑ:nst ] Pronunciation:   "advanced" in a sentence
Adjective: advanced  ud'vãnst
  1. Farther along in physical or mental development
    "the child's skeletal age was classified as 'advanced'"; "children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average" 
  2. Comparatively late in a course of development
    "the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion" 
  3. Ahead of the times
    "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"
    - forward-looking, innovative, modern 
  4. At a higher level in training or knowledge or skill
    "an advanced degree"; "an advanced text in physics"; "special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University" 
  5. Ahead in development; complex or intricate
    "advanced technology"
    - sophisticated 
  6. Far along in time
    "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"
    - ripe 
  7. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
    "advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically" 
  8. Situated ahead or going before
    "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
    - advance, in advance
Verb: advance  ud'vãns
  1. Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    - progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on 
  2. Bring forward for consideration or acceptance
    "advance an argument"
    - throw out 
  3. Increase or raise
    - boost, supercharge 
  4. Contribute to the progress or growth of
    - promote, boost, further, encourage 
  5. Cause to move forward
    - bring forward 
  6. Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    - gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground 
  7. Develop in a positive way
    - progress, come on, come along, get on, get along, shape up 
  8. Develop further
    "We are advancing technology every day" 
  9. Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"
    - promote, upgrade, kick upstairs, raise, elevate 
  10. Pay in advance
    "Can you advance me some money?" 
  11. Move forward
    "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
    - set ahead 
  12. Rise in rate or price
    - gain

See also: advancement, advancer, civilised [Brit], civilized, front, high, high-tech, hi-tech, late, later, precocious, progressive

Type of: advise, ameliorate, amend, assign, back up, better, climb, delegate, depute, designate, develop, displace, go, improve, increase, lend, loan, locomote, meliorate, mount, move, propose, rise, set, suggest, support, travel, wax

Antonym: back, recede

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AmE / adjective


having the most modern and recently developed ideas, methods, etc:

advanced technology

advanced industrial societies


(about a course of study) at a high or difficult level:

advanced training

an advanced student of Arabic


having been happening for some time; almost finished:

The group is in advanced talks to sell one of its companies.

The talks are at an advanced stage.


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  1. let us join hands and advance together.
  2. all bookings will be made 3 days in advance.
  3. they machine-gunned the advancing troops.
  4. the troops fanned out as they advanced.
  5. can i sign up for this course in advance?

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