Progress \prog"ress\ (see progress, v. i.), v. t

  1. Make progress [syn: come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up] [ant: regress]
    To make progress in; to pass through. [Obs.] --Milton

Progress \prog"ress\ , n. [L. progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go: cf. F. progrès.]

  1. Gradual improvement or growth or development: "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"; "their research and development gave them an advantagte" [syn: advancement]
  2. The act of moving forward toward a goal [syn: progression, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion]
  3. A movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops" [syn: progression, advance]

Progress \pro*gress"\ (formerly pronounced like progress, n.), v. i. [imp. & p. p. progressed; p. pr. & vb. n progressing.]

  1. To make progress; to move forward in space; to continue onward in course; to proceed; to advance; to go on; as, railroads are progressing.
    As his recovery progressed. --Thackeray
    Let me wipe off this honorable dew, That silverly doth progress on thy checks. --Shak
    They progress in that style in proportion as their pieces are treated with contempt. --Washington
    The war had progressed for some time. --Marshall
  2. To make improvement; to advance. --Bayard
    If man progresses, art must progress too. --Caird
  3. Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense [syn: advance, pass on, move on, march on, go on] [ant: recede]