verb (used without object) pro·gress [pruh-gres] /prəˈgrɛs/
- programming language,
- progress bar,
- progress chaser,
- progress payment,
Origin of progress
Examples from the Web for progress
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
We are committed to the community, dedicated to progress, and policing with respect.
“I thought I could progress in a much quicker pace and in much more meaningful ways if I was here,” she explained.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also this week, he keynoted a fundraiser for Progress Iowa, an influential liberal group in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders|David Freedlander|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I am deeply concerned with the lack of progress in my case and feel that I must take some action.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Morse was a faithful teacher and took as much interest in our progress as—more indeed than—we did ourselves.The Age of Invention|Holland Thompson
Providence has ordained it otherwise, and death arrests my progress.Tales of My Time, Vol. 1 (of 3)|William Pitt Scargill
Had man been placed in the world perfected and sinless, obviously there would be no such thing as progress.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2|Hubert Howe Bancroft
The imagination hardly keeps pace with the progress of population, improvement, and civilization.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
But a somewhat closer reflection will show that there are at least two points in which a possibility of progress may be admitted.Studies in Modern Music, Second Series|W. H. Hadow
Word Origin for progress
late 14c., "a going on, action of walking forward," from Old French progres (Modern French progrès), from Latin progressus "a going forward," from past participle of progredi (see progression).
In early use in English especially "a state journey by royalty." Figurative sense of "growth, development, advancement to higher stages" is from c.1600. To be in progress "underway" is attested by 1849. Progress report attested by 1865.
1590s in the literal sense; c.1600 in the figurative sense, from progress (n.). OED says the verb was obsolete in English 18c. but was reformed or retained in America and subsequently long regarded in Britain as an Americanism. Related: Progressed; progressing.
see in progress.