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Advance Ad*vance", v. i.
1. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to
2. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to
advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
3. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred
Advanced to a level with ancient peers. --Prescott.
Advance Ad*vance", a.
Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced;
as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body
of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due;
advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming
volume, received in advance of the time of publication.
AdvanceAdvance Ad*vance", n. [Cf. F. avance, fr. avancer. See
1. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward;
2. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally,
or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or
religion; an advance in rank or office.
3. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an
advance on the prime cost of goods.
4. The first step towards the attainment of a result;
approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to
adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an
offer; -- usually in the plural.
[He] made the like advances to the dissenters.
5. A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received
(as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on
loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus
furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.
I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances.
The account was made up with intent to show what
advances had been made. --Kent.
(a) In front; before.
(b) Beforehand; before an equivalent is received.
(c) In the state of having advanced money on account; as,
A is in advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds.
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