Adjective "progress" definition and examples

(Progress may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈprəʊɡrɛs/progressVerb/prəˈɡrɛs/

Definitions and examples

noun

Forward or onward movement towards a destination.
  1. 'they failed to make any progress up the estuary'
  2. 'Our defensive system achieved this, but failed to complete the job with the apparently minor detail of arresting the attacker's forward progress.'
  3. 'They trudged through the blowing sands making little forward progress.'
  4. 'Their forward progress was stopped by a report from the roaming patrol that some kind of convoy was directly ahead.'
  5. 'I keep taking little steps, then big ones, and as such make progress forward.'
  6. 'I think what was referred to there was the forward progress of the hurricane.'
  7. 'He shuffled his feet, dug in his heels, resisted his forward progress with every ounce of his strength, but it was no use.'
  8. 'A gooey mix of muddy leaves will glom onto your tires, pack up in the nooks of your fork and frame and slow your forward progress.'
  9. 'His gray eyes scanned the hallway quickly before he began his forward progress past the students he would be seeing for the next nine months.'
  10. 'Motorists have little patience for anything that will impede their already slow progress.'
  11. 'As he made contact, his body was overcome with overwhelming pain and his forward progress slowed dramatically.'
Development towards an improved or more advanced condition.
  1. 'The college is making progress in the ongoing development of educational programmes, services and facilities.'
  2. 'The participants are continually assessed and reviews are held to ensure that the businesses are making progress.'
  3. 'He points to miniaturization as one area in which remarkable technological progress has outpaced serious thought on usability.'
  4. 'I've also seen tremendous progress in some areas.'
  5. 'The doctor will monitor your child's progress after surgery to make sure she's developing normally.'
  6. 'Fortunately, I have no stake in slowing technological progress.'
  7. 'A youngster who suffers from a rare neurological condition is making progress after swimming with dolphins in America.'
  8. 'Talks started in Paris and very slow progress was made over 5 years.'
  9. 'Would he be pleased with our progress toward peace and real love?'
  10. 'Olivia is making steady progress in her psychological recovery from a vicious physical assault.'

verb

Move forward or onward in space or time.
  1. 'She saw nothing and the group still looked to be progressing at the normal pace.'
  2. 'I looked down and watched our feet progress along the beaten path.'
  3. 'Initially weather conditions were poor, but improved as the game progressed.'
  4. 'As we progressed north the driving conditions became more testing.'
  5. 'Her strides were easy and unhurried as she progressed forward, making her way toward the gates.'
  6. 'It progresses like a glacier moving across a continent.'
Develop towards an improved or more advanced condition.
  1. 'Then I had dreams of a nation progressing towards prosperity and empowerment.'
  2. 'She loved her studies and progressed at a rate that amazed her instructors.'
  3. 'Without a lung transplant she will die shortly as the disease is progressing rapidly.'
  4. 'As the film progresses towards an inevitably downbeat conclusion, this becomes increasingly problematic.'
  5. 'The disease progresses more rapidly in children than in adults.'
  6. 'She's come on so much over the last two or three years and is progressing towards a great standard of judo.'
  7. 'TB is a condition which progresses slowly and can lay dormant for months.'
  8. 'The index provides a numerical indicator of how well a developing system is progressing toward its threshold performance requirements.'
  9. 'As the condition progressed, the children's arms seemed to grow longer and their fingers curled under.'
  10. 'He progressed smoothly through the beginner ranks, eventually competing in enough races for an upgrade to sport.'
  11. 'I cannot predict how quickly we can progress the matter'
  12. 'The delay was not the fault of local clinicians and managers, who have done their best to progress matters and involve patients, the public and staff in the process.'
  13. 'Its remit is to progress the matter to see what level of medical cover was needed.'
  14. 'It's not possible to put a timeframe on it, but there is a taskforce of at least 10 detectives working on it, and they are progressing the investigation as quickly as possible.'
  15. 'Engineers' and quantity surveyors' reports have been sent off, and it is a matter for the insurers as to how they will progress the matter.'
  16. 'We have discussed the options with our client for progressing this matter and in particular the proposals set out in your letter.'
  17. 'Getting a job or progressing a career in the creative industries is no easy task.'
  18. 'The various steps that are required to progress a matter through the criminal justice system can, at best, for many people be a very confusing process.'
  19. 'I do not propose to take up any further time in the House, and I ask that members progress the bill as quickly as they can.'
  20. 'We are committed to progressing this matter in a way that shows justice and delivers justice to our people.'
  21. '‘We will progress it as quickly as we can and will come back to you with proposals,’ he said.'

More definitions

1. a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage: the progress of a student toward a degree.

2. developmental activity in science, technology, etc., especially with reference to the commercial opportunities created thereby or to the promotion of the material well-being of the public through the goods, techniques, or facilities created.

3. advancement in general.

4. growth or development; continuous improvement: He shows progress in his muscular coordination.

5. the dev

More examples(as adjective)

"users can be progress to competences."

"users can be progress in languages."

"sessions can be progress to themes."

"sessions can be progress for debates."

"people can be progress beyond finals."

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Origin

Late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin progressus ‘an advance’, from the verb progredi, from pro- ‘forward’ + gradi ‘to walk’. The verb became obsolete in British English use at the end of the 17th century and was readopted from American English in the early 19th century.

Phrase

in progress