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 advancingpropel, accelerate, storm, progress, promote, speed, achieve, offer, encourage, introduce, benefit, push, further, boost, provide, upgrade, develop, raise, grow, improve
Examples from the Web for advancing
Contemporary Examples of advancing
There is a sense of grandeur in the idea that paying heavily is a means of advancing knowledge.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 1-7, 2014
December 7, 2014
Meanwhile, thousands of refugees were pushed into Kisangani by the advancing rebels.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
But it stops short of advancing economic redress and opportunity.When Diversity Fails the Poor
September 28, 2014
With women being blocked in these ways from advancing in their careers, no wonder inequality persists.The Gender-Pay Gap: It’s Real, and Yes, It’s Sexism
September 27, 2014
One theory holds that Gedi was deserted to avoid the advancing nomadic Galla tribe coming from Somalia.Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi
September 18, 2014
Historical Examples of advancing
Only in one respect does he show any trace of advancing years.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Advancing these ideals is the mission that created our Nation.
His eyes were caught by a figure, the figure of Cassidy, advancing there in the corridor.Within the Law
The infantry in advancing could only attack on a front of 600 yards.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Now the four remaining Dyaks were advancing upon the two men.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
- 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
c.1300, "boasting, ostentation," from advance (v.). Early 15c. as "advancement in rank, wealth, etc." Advances "amorous overtures" is from 1706.
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.
see in advance; make advances.