- 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM advancead·vanc·ing·ly, adverbo·ver·ad·vance, verb, o·ver·ad·vanced, o·ver·ad·vanc·ing, nounun·ad·vanc·ing, adjective
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How to use advance in a sentence
Last week, the Senate GOP tried to advance a relief package that was a mere fraction of what House Democrats have demanded, ringing in at just around $300 billion in new spending.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Structural reforms designed to advance political equality are also a viable legislative agenda in terms of public opinion.
That means supporting the small businesses that fuel our economy, advancing racial equity across our economic system, and creating millions of good-paying jobs.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic|Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
The moves sparked hopes that a political process leading to peace could advance.
Yet progress continues apace and advances are expected in the coming months.IBM plans a huge leap in superfast quantum computing by 2023|rhhackettfortune|September 15, 2020|Fortune
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.
Done, says he, why let fifty of our men advance, and flank them on each wing.
One adorable smile she gave him, and before he could advance to hold the door for her, she had opened it and passed out.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
So strained became the relations between them, that for the last part of the advance they no longer met at meals.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The rebels wished to advance from Lutao, but were kept back by the fire from the gunboat Maria Cristina.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
One, a man of distinguished looks and military bearing, was a little in advance of the other two.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
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 forms of advanceadvancer, nounadvancingly, adverb
Word Origin for advance
Other Idioms and Phrases with advance
see in advance; make advances.