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prog·ress

 (prŏg′rĕs′, -rəs, prō′grĕs′)
n.
1. Forward or onward movement, as toward a destination: We made little progress on our way home because of the traffic.
2. Development, advancement, or improvement, as toward a goal: The math students have shown great progress.
3. A ceremonial journey made by a sovereign through his or her realm.
intr.v. pro·gress (prə-grĕs′) pro·gressed, pro·gress·ing, pro·gress·es
1. To move forward or onward: The ship progressed toward the equator.
2. To develop, advance, or improve: Research progressed on the new vaccine.
3. To increase in scope or severity, as a disease taking an unfavorable course.
Idiom:
in progress
Going on; under way: a work in progress.

[Middle English progresse, from Latin prōgressus, from past participle of prōgredī, to advance : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + gradī, to go, walk; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

progress

n
1. movement forwards, esp towards a place or objective
2. satisfactory development, growth, or advance: she is making progress in maths.
3. advance towards completion, maturity, or perfection: the steady onward march of progress.
4. (modifier) of or relating to progress: a progress report.
5. (Biology) biology increasing complexity, adaptation, etc, during the development of an individual or evolution of a group
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a stately royal journey
7. in progress taking place; under way
vb
8. (intr) to move forwards or onwards, as towards a place or objective
9. to move towards or bring nearer to completion, maturity, or perfection
[C15: from Latin prōgressus a going forwards, from prōgredī to advance, from pro-1 + gradī to step]

prog•ress

(n. ˈprɒg rɛs, -rəs; esp. Brit. ˈproʊ grɛs; v. prəˈgrɛs)

n., v. n.
1. advancement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage.
2. the development of an individual or society in a direction considered superior to the previous level.
3. growth or development; continuous improvement: to show progress in muscular coordination.
4. forward or onward movement: the progress of the planets.
5. an official tour or procession, as by a sovereign or dignitary.
v.i.
6. to go forward or onward in space or time.
7. to grow or develop; advance: a disease progressing slowly.
Idioms:
in progress, going on; under way.
pro•gress
[1400–50; late Middle English progresse (n.) < Latin prōgressus going forward =prōgred-, s. of prōgredī to advance (prō- pro-1 + -gredī, comb. form of gradī to step; see grade) + -tus suffix of v. action]

progress

You say that there is progress when something improves gradually, or when someone gets nearer to achieving or completing something.

Many things are now possible due to technological progress.
His doctors are very pleased with his progress.

Progress is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'progresses' or 'a progress'.

You can say that someone or something makes progress.

She is making good progress with her studies.
We haven't solved the problem yet, but we are making progress.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'do'. Don't say, for example, 'She is doing good progress.

progress


Past participle: progressed
Gerund: progressing

Imperative
progress
progress
Present
I progress
you progress
he/she/it progresses
we progress
you progress
they progress
Preterite
I progressed
you progressed
he/she/it progressed
we progressed
you progressed
they progressed
Present Continuous
I am progressing
you are progressing
he/she/it is progressing
we are progressing
you are progressing
they are progressing
Present Perfect
I have progressed
you have progressed
he/she/it has progressed
we have progressed
you have progressed
they have progressed
Past Continuous
I was progressing
you were progressing
he/she/it was progressing
we were progressing
you were progressing
they were progressing
Past Perfect
I had progressed
you had progressed
he/she/it had progressed
we had progressed
you had progressed
they had progressed
Future
I will progress
you will progress
he/she/it will progress
we will progress
you will progress
they will progress
Future Perfect
I will have progressed
you will have progressed
he/she/it will have progressed
we will have progressed
you will have progressed
they will have progressed
Future Continuous
I will be progressing
you will be progressing
he/she/it will be progressing
we will be progressing
you will be progressing
they will be progressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been progressing
you have been progressing
he/she/it has been progressing
we have been progressing
you have been progressing
they have been progressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been progressing
you will have been progressing
he/she/it will have been progressing
we will have been progressing
you will have been progressing
they will have been progressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been progressing
you had been progressing
he/she/it had been progressing
we had been progressing
you had been progressing
they had been progressing
Conditional
I would progress
you would progress
he/she/it would progress
we would progress
you would progress
they would progress
Past Conditional
I would have progressed
you would have progressed
he/she/it would have progressed
we would have progressed
you would have progressed
they would have progressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.progress - gradual improvement or growth or developmentprogress - gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"
forwarding, furtherance, promotion - the advancement of some enterprise; "his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career"
stride - significant progress (especially in the phrase "make strides"); "they made big strides in productivity"
work flow, workflow - progress (or rate of progress) in work being done
development - act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining; "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"; "they funded research and development"
2.progress - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)progress - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
push - an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
career, life history - the general progression of your working or professional life; "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
march - a steady advance; "the march of science"; "the march of time"
clear sailing, easy going, plain sailing - easy unobstructed progress; "after we solved that problem the rest was plain sailing"
leapfrog - advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors; "the company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"
3.progress - a movement forwardprogress - a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
headway, head - forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale"
Verb1.progress - develop in a positive wayprogress - develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
climb - improve one's social status; "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"
leapfrog - progress by large jumps instead of small increments
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
retrogress, regress, retrograde - get worse or fall back to a previous condition
2.progress - move forward, also in the metaphorical senseprogress - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
forge - move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
penetrate - make one's way deeper into or through; "The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest"
creep up, sneak up - advance stealthily or unnoticed; "Age creeps up on you"
encroach, impinge, infringe - advance beyond the usual limit
plough on, press on, push on - continue moving forward
string along, string - move or come along
overhaul, overtake, pass - travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
close in, draw in - advance or converge on; "The police were closing in on him"
edge, inch - advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car"
rachet up, ratchet, ratchet down - move by degrees in one direction only; "a ratcheting lopping tool"
elapse, glide by, go by, slide by, slip by, slip away, go along, pass, lapse - pass by; "three years elapsed"
3.progress - form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
build - develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
ramp up, work up, build up, build - bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"

progress

noun
1. development, increase, growth, advance, gain, improvement, promotion, breakthrough, step forward, advancement, progression, headway, betterment, amelioration The two sides made little progress towards agreement. The doctors say they are pleased with her progress.
development decline, failure, recession, relapse, regression, retrogression
2. movement forward, passage, advancement, progression, course, advance, headway, onward movement The road was too rough for further progress in the car.
movement forward movement backward, regression, retrogression
verb
1. move on, continue, travel, advance, proceed, go forward, gain ground, forge ahead, make inroads (into), make headway, make your way, cover ground, make strides, gather way He progressed slowly along the coast in an easterly direction.
move on move back, recede, get behind, regress, retrogress
2. develop, improve, advance, better, increase, grow, gain, get on, come on, mature, blossom, roll up, ameliorate He came round to see how our work was progressing.
develop get behind, lose ground, regress, retrogress
in progress going on, happening, continuing, being done, occurring, taking place, proceeding, under way, ongoing, being performed, in operation The game was already in progress when we took our seats.
Quotations
"Printing, gunpowder, and the magnet... these three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world" [Francis Bacon Essays]
"What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance" [Havelock Ellis Impressions and Comments]
"Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter" [Nadine Gordimer Speak Out: The Necessity of Protest]
"Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork?" [Stanislaw Lec Unkempt Thoughts]
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" [Neil Armstrong on his first steps on the moon's surface]
Proverbs
"one step at a time"

progress

noun
2. A progression from a simple form to a more complex one:
3. Steady improvement, as of an individual or a society:
verb
To go forward, especially toward a conclusion:
Translations
تَحَسُّنتَقَدُّمتقدمتَقَدُميَتَحَسَّن
pokrokpostoupitujítdělat pokroky
fremskridtkomme videreforbedrefremgang
progresiprogreso
arengedenemine
edistys
napredak
fejlődéshaladás
fara framframförframför, framfarir, òróunmiîa áfram
進歩
진행
eigos veikslojudėti į priekįpažangapažangumaspažangus
attīstībagūt panākumuspanākumiprogresētprogress
iti naprejnapredeknapredovatirazvoj
framstegframgång
ความก้าวหน้า
tiến bộ

progress

A. [ˈprəʊgres] N
1. (= forward movement) → avance m
heavy snow slowed our progressla espesa capa de nieve dificultó nuestro avance or nos retrasó
we are making good progressestamos avanzando rápidamente
2. (= development) [of activity, student] → progresos mpl; [of events] → marcha f, desarrollo m; [of patient] → evolución f; [of disease] → curso m, evolución f
he briefed us on the progress of the talksnos informó sobre la marcha or el desarrollo de las negociaciones
keep me informed on the patient's progressmanténganme informado de la evolución del paciente
he came in to check on my progressvino para ver cómo iba progresando
to make progress (gen) → hacer progresos, progresar; [patient] → mejorar
China has made significant progress in human rightsChina ha hecho muchos progresos en lo que respecta a derechos humanos
the two sides have made little progress towards agreementlas dos partes apenas han avanzado hacia un acuerdo
to make good/slow progressavanzar rápidamente/lentamente
see also chart B
3. (= innovation) → progreso m
it was all done in the name of progresstodo se hizo con la excusa del progreso
4. (= course)
in progress the game was already in progresshabía comenzado ya el partido
negotiations are still in progressaún se están manteniendo las negociaciones
I went to see the work in progressfui a ver cómo marchaba el trabajo
"silence: exam in progress"silencio: examen
B. [prəˈgres] VI
1. (= go forward) [work] → avanzar; [events] → desarrollarse; [disease] → evolucionar
things are progressing slowlylas cosas avanzan lentamente
as the game progresseda medida que avanzaba or iba desarrollándose el partido
as the evening progresseda medida que avanzaba la noche
to progress to sth he started sketching, then progressed to paintingempezó haciendo bosquejos para luego pasar a pintar
she has progressed to a senior nursing positionha ascendido a enfermera de rango superior
2. (= improve) [student] → hacer progresos; [patient] → mejorar
her French is progressing in leaps and boundsavanza a pasos agigantados en francés
C. [prəˈgres] VT (= advance) → seguir adelante con
D. [ˈprəʊgres] CPD progress report N (Admin) → informe m sobre la marcha del trabajo (Med) → informe m médico (Scol) → informe m sobre el progreso del alumno

progress

[ˈprəʊgrɛs]
n
(= advance) → progrès m
signs of progress → des signes de progrès
to show signs of progress → montrer des signes de progrès
technological progress → progrès technologique
progress on sth → les progrès de qch
to make progress [person] → faire des progrès
You're making progress! → Vous faites des progrès!
to make progress towards sth → progresser vers qch
to make progress with sth → faire des progrès avec qch
She is making good progress with her German → Elle fait beaucoup de progrès avec son allemand.
(= developments) → déroulement m
in progress → en cours
to be in progress [event] → être en cours
to be already in progress → avoir déjà commencé
The game was already in progress when we took our seats → Le match avait déjà commencé lorsque nous avons pris nos places. work in progress
[prəʊˈgrɛs] vi
(= make progress) [person] → progresser
You're not progressing quickly enough → Vous ne progressez pas assez vite.
to progress to sth → passer à qch
(= get on) → s'en sortir
How are they progressing? → Comment s'en sortent-ils ?
(= go on) [day, evening] → avancer; [match, trip, career, war] → avancer
as the match progressed → à mesure que la partie avançait
My impressions changed radically as the trip progressed → Mes impressions changeaient radicalement à mesure que le voyage avançait.
(= develop) → progresser

progress

n
no pl (= movement forwards)Fortschreiten nt, → Vorwärtskommen nt; (Mil) → Vorrücken nt, → Vordringen nt; we made slow progress through the mudwir kamen im Schlamm nur langsam vorwärts; they made good progress across the open countrysie kamen im offenen Gelände gut vorwärts
no pl (= advance)Fortschritt m; (Comput) → (Verarbeitungs)status m; the progress of eventsder Gang der Ereignisse; to make (good/slow) progress(gute/langsame) Fortschritte machen; I want to see some progress!ich möchte Fortschritte sehen!
in progressim Gange; in full progressin vollem Gange; “silence please, meeting in progressSitzung! Ruhe bitte“; the work still in progressdie noch zu erledigende Arbeit
(obs: = journey) → Reise f
vi
(= move, go forward)sich vorwärtsbewegen, vorwärtsschreiten; we progressed slowly across the icewir bewegten uns langsam über das Eis vorwärts; by the third day the enemy/expedition had progressed as far as …am dritten Tag war der Feind bis … vorgerückt or vorgedrungen/die Expedition bis … vorgedrungen or gekommen
(in time) as the work progressesmit dem Fortschreiten der Arbeit; as the game progressedim Laufe des Spiels; while negotiations were actually progressingwährend die Verhandlungen im Gange waren
(= improve, make progress: student, patient) → Fortschritte machen; how far have you progressed since our last meeting?wie weit sind Sie seit unserer letzten Sitzung gekommen?; investigations are progressing welldie Untersuchungen kommen gut voran or machen gute Fortschritte; we are, in fact, progressing toward(s) a solutionwir nähern uns jetzt einer Lösung; that civilization is constantly progressing (toward(s) a state of perfection)dass sich die Zivilisation ständig (auf einen Zustand der Perfektion hin) weiterentwickelt; that mankind is progressing toward(s) some goaldass sich die Menschheit auf ein Ziel zubewegt
(through hierarchy etc) as you progress through the ranksbei Ihrem Aufstieg durch die Ränge; the employee progresses upwards through the company hierarchyder Angestellte macht seinen Weg durch die Firmenhierarchie
vt (esp Comm) matters etcweiterverfolgen

progress

[n ˈprəʊgrɛs; vb prəʊˈgrɛs]
1. n (gen) → progresso, progressi mpl
to make progress (gen) → fare progressi (walk forward) → avanzare
the pupil is making good progress → l'allievo fa dei buoni progressi
the work is making little progress → il lavoro procede lentamente
the progress of events → il corso degli avvenimenti
in progress (meeting, work) → in corso
2. vi
a. (go forward) → avanzare, procedere
b. (in time) → procedere
as the match progressed → man mano che la partita procedeva
c. (improve, make progress, person) → fare progressi; (investigation, studies) → progredire

progress

(ˈprəugres) , ((American) ˈpro-) noun
1. movement forward; advance. the progress of civilization.
2. improvement. The students are making (good) progress.
(prəˈgres) verb
1. to go forward. We had progressed only a few miles when the car broke down.
2. to improve. Your French is progressing.
proˈgressive (-siv) adjective
1. developing and advancing by stages. a progressive illness.
2. using, or favouring, new methods. progressive education; The new headmaster is very progressive.
3. (grammar) (also continuous) (of a verb tense or form) indicating an activity that is, was, or will be continuing at some period of time. The progressive form of a verb is be + verb-ing (= be + present participle) (eg is working, was waiting, have been dancing).
noun
the progressive (tense) (also the continuous tense). The sentence `They were watching TV'. is in the progressive.
proˈgressively adverb
proˈgressiveness noun
in progress
happening; taking place. There is a meeting in progress.

progress

تَقَدُم pokrok fremskridt Fortschritt πρόοδος progreso edistys progrès napredak progresso 進歩 진행 voortgang framskritt postęp progresso прогресс framsteg ความก้าวหน้า ilerleme tiến bộ 进展

pro·gress

n. progreso;
v.
to make ___progresar, mejorar.

progress

n progreso; vi progresar
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March broke the silence that followed Jo's words, by saying in her cheery voice, "Do you remember how you used to play Pilgrims Progress when you were little things?
I do not want to harness you to a needless expense that will pre- vent your making progress.
The giant lizard's progress could be traced by the disturbance of the leaves and underbrush, and the professor was following as closely as possible.
Madame Ratignolle kissed Edna good-night, and went away, being in truth rather desirous of joining in the general and animated conversation which was still in progress concerning Mexico and the Mexicans.
But under the influence of their degraded fortunes, both officers and men appeared better disposed to await the approach of their formidable antagonists, within their works, than to resist the progress of their march, by emulating the successful example of the French at Fort du Quesne, and striking a blow on their advance.
The people who blocked his progress were of the class unknown to him.
It thus occurred that one day the two girls, on their way to the main street for an hour's shopping at the Villa de Paris and Variety Store, were stopped by Dick Mattingly a few yards from their house, with the remark that, as the county election was then in progress, it would be advisable for them to defer their intention for a few hours.
It might fairly be anticipated that the progress of time would rather increase and ripen their prosperity, than wear away and destroy it.
It was only with the assistance of a servant, and by leaning his hand heavily on the iron balustrade, that he could slowly and painfully ascend the Custom-House steps, and, with a toilsome progress across the floor, attain his customary chair beside the fireplace.
I then went on, beginning with the rise and progress of the primitive religions, and coming down to the various religions of the present time, during which time I labored to show Queequeg that all these Lents, Ramadans, and prolonged ham-squattings in cold, cheerless rooms were stark nonsense; bad for the health; useless for the soul; opposed, in short, to the obvious laws of Hygiene and common sense.
Full in this rapid wake, and many fathoms in the rear, swam a huge, humped old bull, which by his comparatively slow progress, as well as by the unusual yellowish incrustations overgrowing him, seemed afflicted with the jaundice, or some other infirmity.
During their progress, needless to say, the sounds of the cello are pretty well extinguished; but at last the three are at the head, and Tamoszius takes his station at the right hand of the bride and begins to pour out his soul in melting strains.

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