verb (used without object) pro·gress [pruh-gres] /prəˈgrɛs/
Origin of progress
Synonyms for progress
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Contemporary Examples of progresses
This progresses to Fox abusing Spinelli at Fox's home, forcing him to engage in various sexual acts.How Frank Spinelli Fought to Bring His Molestor to Justice
March 2, 2014
Are Phil's cracks getting meaner as Jubilee year progresses?New Philip Gaffe: “I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress!”
May 16, 2012
Then, as if succumbing to the charms of its nectar, the novel becomes more extravagant as it progresses.3 Must-Read Novels
The Daily Beast
April 11, 2011
She's very good at pinpointing the feeling of how it progresses, the ways to keep yourself grounded.A Fierce Debut
March 9, 2011
Historical Examples of progresses
"I declare, our Bohemianism progresses famously," said she, half tartly.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
The disease often progresses slowly, and may last for years.
It progresses peacefully if it can, but forcibly if it must.Facts And Fictions Of Life
Helen H. Gardener
It was often customary for the kings on their progresses to give pittances of 4d.The Grey Friars in Oxford
Andrew G. Little
I watch my little romance daily, and will let you hear further as it progresses.The Minister's Wooing
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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.