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progressive +? -ist


progressivist (plural progressivists)

  1. An advocate of progressivism.

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Etymology 1

From Middle English progresse, from Old French progres (a going forward), from Latin pr?gressus (an advance), from the participle stem of pr?gred? (to go forward, advance, develop), from pro- (forth, before) +? gradi (to walk, go). Displaced native Old English forþgang.


  • (UK) enPR: pr?'gr?s, IPA(key): /?p??????s/, /?p?????s/
  • (US) enPR: prä'gr?s, pr?'gr?s, IPA(key): /?p?????s/, /?p?o????s/, /-??s/
  • Rhymes: -?????s, -????s


progress (countable and uncountable, plural progresses)

  1. Movement or advancement through a series of events, or points in time; development through time. [from 15th c.]
    Testing for the new antidote is currently in progress.
  2. Specifically, advancement to a higher or more developed state; development, growth. [from 15th c.]
    Science has made extraordinary progress in the last fifty years.
  3. An official journey made by a monarch or other high personage; a state journey, a circuit. [from 15th c.]
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 7:
      ... Queen Elizabeth in one of her progresses, stopping at Crawley to breakfast, was so delighted with some remarkably fine Hampshire beer which was then presented to her by the Crawley of the day (a handsome gentleman with a trim beard and a good leg), that she forthwith erected Crawley into a borough to send two members to Parliament ...
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 124:
      With the king about to go on progress, the trials and executions were deliberately timed.
  4. (now rare) A journey forward; travel. [from 15th c.]
    • 1887, Thomas Hardy, The Woodlanders:
      Now Tim began to be struck with these loitering progresses along the garden boundaries in the gloaming, and wondered what they boded.
  5. Movement onwards or forwards or towards a specific objective or direction; advance. [from 16th c.]
    The thick branches overhanging the path made progress difficult.
Usage notes
  • To make progress is often used instead of the verb progress. This allows complex modification of progress in ways that can not be well approximated by adverbs modifying the verb. See Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take
Derived terms
  • work-in-progress

Etymology 2

From the noun. Lapsed into disuse in the 17th century, except in the US. Considered an Americanism on reintroduction to use in the UK.


  • enPR: pr?gr?s', IPA(key): /p??????s/


progress (third-person singular simple present progresses, present participle progressing, simple past and past participle progressed)

  1. (intransitive) to move, go, or proceed forward; to advance.
    They progress through the museum.
  2. (intransitive) to improve; to become better or more complete.
    Societies progress unevenly.
  3. (transitive) To move (something) forward; to advance, to expedite.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 266:
      Or […] they came to progress matters in which Dudley had taken a hand, and left defrauded or bound over to the king.
  • regress
  • retrogress

Related terms

Further reading

  • progress in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • progress in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.



Via other European languages, ultimately borrowed from Latin pr?gressus (an advance), from the participle stem of pr?gred? (to go forward, advance, develop), from pro- (forth, before) + gradi (to walk, go).



progress m (1st declension)

  1. progress (development, esp. to a higher, fuller, more advanced state; transition from a lower to a higher level)
    Synonyms: att?st?ba, evol?cija


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