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.
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Origin of advance
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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
Example sentences from the Web for advance
“We can help address the widespread inequities in our communities by providing students with the resources they need for future employment and advancing economic mobility,” said Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland market president for Bank of America.Morgan State University, Northern Virginia Community College receive grants for job training programs|Lauren Lumpkin|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The first round of baking the pumpkins can be done up to three days in advance.Vegetarian and vegan main dishes to anchor your Thanksgiving menu|Becky Krystal, Kari Sonde|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
This winter, reservations will be required—book a month in advance if you can, as spots will fill up quickly.10 Ski Areas Where You Can Camp in the Parking Lot|Megan Michelson|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
Along with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, Thompson is a part of Golden State’s homegrown core that won three championships and advanced to five straight Finals from 2015 to 2019.Klay Thompson was almost back after an ACL tear. Now he’s out again with an Achilles tear.|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The zoo has reduced capacity by 33 percent, and guests must purchase the $35 tickets in advance online.NYC for the holidays: The city’s classic traditions have been tweaked for the times|Andrea Sachs|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
There is a sense of grandeur in the idea that paying heavily is a means of advancing knowledge.
Meanwhile, thousands of refugees were pushed into Kisangani by the advancing rebels.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it stops short of advancing economic redress and opportunity.
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|Monica Potts|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Nina Strochlic|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hunter-Weston despite his heavy losses will be advancing to-morrow which should divert pressure from you.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He was still at breakfast, and advancing slowly in the meal, like a gentleman whose breakfast was his greatest care in life.
We spurred across the plain to the mouth of a deep, wooded defile, through which the Prussian grand corps d'armée were advancing.
As it was he had to press Nejdi into a fast gallop before he could clear the left wing of the advancing army.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The pock-marked ridges in the distance are covered with the advancing waves of field-grey forms.
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
Idioms and Phrases with advance
see in advance; make advances.