- 1Forward or onward movement towards a destination: the darkness did not stop my progress they failed to make any progress up the estuaryMore example sentences
- The noise went on for some considerable time as the traffic in the main street was at a standstill and, despite all the ducking and diving, forward progress was at a snail's pace.
- In such a case the runner gets forward progress without stopping the clock.
- Weeks passed like a leaf floating downstream, unconcerned with progress or destination.
- 1.1 [count noun] • archaic A state journey or official tour, especially by royalty.More example sentences
- Religious processions and royal progresses have been an important practice in the Indian subcontinent with a complex history of their own for many centuries.
- 2Development towards an improved or more advanced condition: we are making progress towards equal rightsMore example sentences
- The college is making progress in the ongoing development of educational programmes, services and facilities.
- A youngster who suffers from a rare neurological condition is making progress after swimming with dolphins in America.
- Emergency crews are making progress in fixing the broken levees, but they are in a desperate race to stop the flooding.
- 1Move forward or onward in space or time: as the century progressed the quality of telescopes improvedMore example sentences
- There are many talented young players on this team and as time progresses we can look forward to bigger and greater achievements.
- It progresses like a glacier moving across a continent.
- As I progressed forward I gradually gained height until I had climbed right up to the top of the rift and I could tell from the texture of the passage that few people had been this way.
- 1.1 [with object] (usually as adjective progressed) Astrology Calculate the position of (a planet) or of all the planets and coordinates of (a chart) according to the technique of progression.More example sentences
- Twin Souls meet when there's a personal planet progressed to the sun/moon midpoint on each natal chart.
- 2Develop towards an improved or more advanced condition: work on the pond is progressingMore example sentences
- Consequently, the majority of key avian traits do not progress towards the avian condition!
- I accept his evidence that her condition was progressing normally until he found the cysts.
- Then I had dreams of a nation progressing towards prosperity and empowerment.
- 2.1 [with object] Cause (a task or undertaking) to make progress: I cannot predict how quickly we can progress the matterMore example sentences
- There is a backstory that progresses your single-player missions.
- The delay was not the fault of local clinicians and managers, who have done their best to progress matters and involve patients, the public and staff in the process.
- The response was that he was threatened with discipline because it was his personal matter, and he was using the association to progress a personal matter.
- In the course of being done or carried out: a meeting was in progressMore example sentences
- A second art course is in progress and an autumn break in the Galway Bay Hotel is planned.
- The officer confirmed that an ongoing operation was in progress at Tilbury.
- He also says he was told the wrong time, so the meeting was already in progress by the time he got there.
late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin progressus 'an advance', from the verb progredi, from pro- 'forward' + gradi 'to walk'. The verb became obsolete in British English use at the end of the 17th century and was readopted from American English in the early 19th century.