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Meaning & Definition of Progress in English

English

Progress

/prɑgrɛs/

noun

1. Gradual improvement or growth or development

  • "Advancement of knowledge"
  • "Great progress in the arts"
    synonym:
  • advancement
  • ,
  • progress

2. The act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

    synonym:
  • progress
  • ,
  • progression
  • ,
  • procession
  • ,
  • advance
  • ,
  • advancement
  • ,
  • forward motion
  • ,
  • onward motion

3. A movement forward

  • "He listened for the progress of the troops"
    synonym:
  • progress
  • ,
  • progression
  • ,
  • advance

verb

1. Develop in a positive way

  • "He progressed well in school"
  • "My plants are coming along"
  • "Plans are shaping up"
    synonym:
  • progress
  • ,
  • come on
  • ,
  • come along
  • ,
  • advance
  • ,
  • get on
  • ,
  • get along
  • ,
  • shape up

2. Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

  • "Time marches on"
    synonym:
  • advance
  • ,
  • progress
  • ,
  • pass on
  • ,
  • move on
  • ,
  • march on
  • ,
  • go on

3. Form or accumulate steadily

  • "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"
  • "Pressure is building up at the indian-pakistani border"
    synonym:
  • build up
  • ,
  • work up
  • ,
  • build
  • ,
  • progress

Examples of using

This incident has made a great impact on the progress of the project.
This is the progress that we deserve!
I'm amazed at Tom's rapid progress in French.