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 progressing
Justice Ginsburg underwent this procedure successfully and is progressing with her recovery.
The other stuff is all progressing: we started the script on Dark Universe, doing a new draft on Haunted Mansion.Guillermo del Toro on Hardcore Gothic ‘Crimson Peak’ and ‘Pacific Rim 2’|Andrew Romano|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2012, Intel began producing microprocessors with conflict-free tantalum, a sign that conflict-free efforts were progressing.
Then, in 2000, he announced his retirement from acting because of his progressing disease.What Michael J. Fox’s Return to TV Tells Us About the Power of Optimism|Deborah W. Brooks|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Since that break he had been progressing, markedly but unimpeded, toward larger and more horrendous acts of violence.Don’t Call Navy Yard Gunman Aaron Alexis a Veteran|Jacob Siegel|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Publicists are generally agreed as to the meaning of the great changes now progressing in American political sentiment.The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1|Various
The task of piling up the wall was progressing rapidly, and it seemed to the boy that the stones were all falling from a distance.Boy Scouts in the Northwest|G. Harvey Ralphson
The squirrel in the revolving cage thinks it is progressing; Man is in a revolving cage.Egoists|James Huneker
He is progressing satisfactorily, so far as I can judge, but the dear fellow is thoroughly depressed.The Ghost|Arnold Bennett
A heated discussion was progressing there about something in connection with the game of cards they were playing.The Hazeley Family|A. E. Johnson
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.