(noun, verb)


1. gradual improvement or growth or development

- great progress in the arts

Similar word(s): advancement

Definition categories: act, development

2. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Similar word(s): advance, advancement, procession, progression

Definition categories: act, motion, move, movement

3. a movement forward

- he listened for the progress of the troops

Similar word(s): advance, progression

Definition categories: event, travel

Sentences with progress as a noun:

- Testing for the new antidote is currently in progress.

- Science has made extraordinary progress in the last fifty years.

- The thick branches overhanging the path made progress difficult.


1. develop in a positive way

- He progressed well in school

Similar word(s): advance

Definition categories: change, develop

2. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Similar word(s): advance

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

3. form or accumulate steadily

Similar word(s): build

Definition categories: change, develop

Sentences with progress as a verb:

- They progress through the museum.

- Societies progress unevenly.