verb (used with object), ad·vanced, ad·vanc·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·vanced, ad·vanc·ing.
- attempts at forming an acquaintanceship, reaching an agreement, or the like, made by one party.
- actions or words intended to be sexually inviting.
- a giving beforehand; a furnishing of something before an equivalent is received: An advance on his next month's salary permitted him to pay his debt on time.
- the money or goods thus furnished: He received $100 as an advance against future delivery.
- copy prepared before the event it describes has occurred: The morning papers carried advances on the ceremony, which will take place tonight.
- a press release, wire-service dispatch, or the like, as one containing the text or partial text of a speech, sent to arrive in advance of the event to which it is related.Compare release copy.
- publicity done before the appearance of a noted person, a public event, etc.: She was hired to do advance for the candidate.
- a person hired to do advance publicity for an event: He is regarded as the best advance in the business.
Origin of advance
Synonyms for advance
Antonyms for advance
Related Words for advanceprogress, advancement, development, breakthrough, rise, increase, step, growth, gain, boost, hike, propel, accelerate, storm, promote, speed, achieve, offer, encourage, introduce
Examples from the Web for advance
Contemporary Examples of advance
And Epstein continues to steer money toward universities to advance scientific research.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
All the slots for arrivals and departures are allocated months in advance.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
This can also be prepared a few days in advance and stored, covered, in the fridge.Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls
December 25, 2014
We may never know the full amount that the Kochs or other outside spenders donate to advance anti-union legislation.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions
Carl Deal and Tia Lessin
December 22, 2014
Admission is free, but by invitation only, and advance RSVP is required.Quorum: Global LGBT Voices
December 10, 2014
Historical Examples of advance
In this a step in advance of some of our neighbours was taken.
This request he intended to refuse, and enjoyed in advance the humiliation of young Rushton.
Accompanied by one of the blacks, Eyre went on in advance to find water.
The boy shouldered the carpetbag and started in advance, Robert following.
I am well aware of the criticism which will at once be passed on what I now advance.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
- the supplying of commodities or funds before receipt of an agreed consideration
- the commodities or funds supplied in this manner
- (as modifier)an advance supply
- beforehandpayment in advance
- (foll by of)ahead in time or developmentideas in advance of the time
Word Origin for advance
mid-13c., avauncen, transitive, "improve (something), further the development of," from Old French avancier "move forward" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *abanteare (source of Italian avanzare, Spanish avanzar), from Late Latin abante "from before," composed of ab- "from" (see ab-) + ante "before, in front of, against" (see ante).
The -d- was inserted 16c. on mistaken notion that initial a- was from Latin ad-. From c.1300 as "to promote;" intransitive sense is mid-14c., "move forward." Meaning "to give money before it is legally due" is first attested 1670s. Related: Advanced; advancing. The adjective (in advance warning, etc.) is recorded from 1843.
c.1300, "boasting, ostentation," from advance (v.). Early 15c. as "advancement in rank, wealth, etc." Advances "amorous overtures" is from 1706.
see in advance; make advances.