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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
How to use progress in a sentence
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.
As mourning time progressed and the emotional strain began to subside, the black hues began to lighten.
As the project progressed, I felt a subtle change happening to me, as though I was picking up some of his spiritual magnetism.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as the season progressed, it really became evident that, “Oh no, these guys are going to be together for a while.”
So I think that as the season progressed, I warmed up to it.
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
As the siege progressed besiegers and besieged actually came to know each other by sight.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
His sinewy hands were clenched on his knees, and his moccasined feet crossed and uncrossed themselves as the hearing progressed.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
Day by day as the work progressed, and the actors came to know their lines, Thyrsis' excitement grew.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
In 1849 "Pilgrim's Progress" was added to the Sechwana literature, and the work of translation steadily progressed.Robert Moffat|David J. Deane
Tootles had progressed along the arduous road to masterpieces to the extent that he felt a need of realistic detail.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for progress
Word Origin for progress
Other Idioms and Phrases with progress
see in progress.