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
Related formsad·vanc·ing·ly, adverbo·ver·ad·vance, verb, o·ver·ad·vanced, o·ver·ad·vanc·ing, nounun·ad·vanc·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for advance
And Epstein continues to steer money toward universities to advance scientific research.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
All the slots for arrivals and departures are allocated months in advance.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This can also be prepared a few days in advance and stored, covered, in the fridge.
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|DAILY BEAST
Admission is free, but by invitation only, and advance RSVP is required.
We remained there until the next morning, when we again commenced our advance.The Empty Sleeve|Henry H. Meacham
He affirms, That scarce a poet from Homer down to Dryden ever felt his fire diminished merely by his advance in years.
Gallus told him and he vanished through the curtains, whence he returned presently, beckoning them to advance.Pearl-Maiden|H. Rider Haggard
He was always enjoying things in advance; it was the make of him.Chapters from My Autobiography|Mark Twain
He smiled as he now looked at her, and the smile forgave her in advance.The Confounding of Camelia|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
British Dictionary definitions for advance
- 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
Derived Formsadvancer, nounadvancingly, adverb
Word Origin for advance
Idioms and Phrases with advance
see in advance; make advances.