verb (used without object) pro·gress [pruh-gres] /prəˈgrɛs/
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Origin of progress
historical usage of progress
The verb progress entered English in the second half of the 16th century in a functional shift of the noun to a verb (a functional shift, also called functional change, is a change in the grammatical function of a word, such as the noun fun having taken on adjective meanings).
In the 18th century, the verb progress was no longer common in Britain, but was used with regularity in the United States (George Washington, in a letter of 1791 writes, “The business of laying out the city [the new capital] is progressing.”) When the verb reentered British usage about 1800, it was regarded as an Americanism.
From its first appearance in English, the noun had the meaning “onward movement in space,” as well as the figurative sense “advancement to a further or higher stage”; from this developed the more specific reference to social and economic reform leading to a better state or condition.
OTHER WORDS FROM progressun·pro·gressed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for progress
Yes, chipmakers continue making progress, but it’s getting harder, more expensive, and timelines are stretching.Moore’s Law Lives: Intel Says Chips Will Pack 50 Times More Transistors|Jason Dorrier|August 23, 2020|Singularity Hub
It was a bold move that jolted the business press to life in the sultry days of August and offered some welcome news to those who believe we need business to make progress on significant challenges, from climate change to inequality.Who’s winning the battle for stakeholder capitalism?|Judith Samuelson|August 18, 2020|Quartz
While progress has been made, our nation is still challenged by its founding bias against women.Melinda Gates, Ai-jen Poo, and 9 more women on what the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary means to them|ehinchliffe|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Chris Bassitt has filled in admirably in his absence, but Puk is making progress in his rehab.
A lot of progress needs to be made only if you look at the climate crisis that we’re in right now.
On the second day, Bridges asked the Boys if the relationship between the Dude and Walter progressed during the movie.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life|Alex Belth|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others observed from pedestrian lanes and footbridges as the march progressed on Hong Kong Island.Massive Hong Kong Protest Calls for More Democracy|Brendon Hong|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the Cold War progressed, the program expanded and got stranger still.What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned from the Nazis|Annie Jacobsen|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the day progressed, it seemed the misinformation on the internet was growing exponentially spurious by the minute.
I progressed onto medium format film when I studied for a BA in Fashion Photography at London College of Fashion.
On the other side was a people who had progressed far in self-government, and who resisted any limitation of their rights.The Siege of Boston|Allen French
The hilarity of the evening had progressed, as they found on entering.Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood
Dolly and Emma had progressed to separate tables, it developed, so that the ordeal of Frank and Sylvia was over.Sylvia's Marriage|Upton Sinclair
Louise grew more cheerful as the evening progressed, ventured a few sentences now and then.Regiment of Women|Clemence Dane
A tour of the ship followed; and as it progressed, the more confused and dismayed the two Nargodian commanders became.The Galaxy Primes|Edward Elmer Smith
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Idioms and Phrases with progress
see in progress.