ALL meanings of advanced

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  • adjective advanced An advanced system, method, or design is modern and has been developed from an earlier version of the same thing. 3
  • adjective advanced A country that is advanced has reached a high level of industrial or technological development. 3
  • adjective advanced An advanced student has already learned the basic facts of a subject and is doing more difficult work. An advanced course of study is designed for such students. 3
  • adjective advanced Something that is at an advanced stage or level is at a late stage of development. 3
  • graded adjective advanced If you say that someone is of advanced years or is advanced in age, you are saying in a polite way that they are old. 3
  • adjective advanced being ahead in development, knowledge, progress, etc 3
  • adjective advanced having reached a comparatively late stage 3
  • adjective advanced ahead of the times 3
  • adjective advanced in advance; moved forward; in front 3
  • adjective advanced far on in life; old 3
  • adjective advanced ahead or beyond others in progress, complexity, etc. 3
  • adjective advanced higher than usual 3
  • adjective advanced going or placed before: an advance section of a train. 1
  • adjective advanced made or given ahead of time: an advance payment on a loan. 1
  • adjective advanced issued ahead of time: an advance copy of the president's speech. 1
  • adjective advanced having gone beyond others or beyond the average. 1
  • verb with object advanced to move or bring forward: The general advanced his troops to the new position. 1
  • verb with object advanced to bring into consideration or notice; suggest; propose: to advance reasons for a tax cut. 1
  • verb with object advanced to improve; further: to advance one's interests. 1
  • verb with object advanced to raise in rank; promote: The board of directors advanced him to president. 1
  • verb with object advanced to raise in rate or amount; increase: to advance the price. 1
  • verb with object advanced to bring forward in time; accelerate: to advance growth; to advance clocks one hour. 1
  • verb with object advanced to supply beforehand; furnish on credit or before goods are delivered or work is done. 1
  • verb with object advanced to furnish as part of a stock or fund. 1
  • verb with object advanced to supply or pay in expectation of reimbursement: They advanced her $5000 against future royalties. 1
  • verb with object advanced to schedule at a later time or date: to advance a meeting from early to late fall. 1
  • verb with object advanced Informal. to do advance publicity for: to advance a rock singer's personal appearances; the most heavily advanced sports event in history. 1
  • verb with object advanced Archaic. to raise, as a banner. 1
  • verb without object advanced to move or go forward; proceed: The troops advanced. 1
  • verb without object advanced to increase in quantity, value, price, etc.: His stock advanced three points. 1
  • verb without object advanced (of a color, form, etc., on a flat surface) to move toward or be perceived as moving toward an observer, especially as giving the illusion of space. Compare recede1 (def 3). 1
  • verb without object advanced to improve or make progress. 1
  • verb without object advanced to grow or rise in importance, status, etc.: to advance in rank. 1
  • verb without object advanced Informal. to provide publicity; do promotion: He was hired to advance for a best-selling author. 1
  • noun advanced a forward movement; progress in space: the advance of the troops to the border. 1
  • noun advanced promotion; improvement in importance, rank, etc.: his advance to the position of treasurer. 1
  • noun advanced Usually, advances. attempts at forming an acquaintanceship, reaching an agreement, or the like, made by one party. actions or words intended to be sexually inviting. 1
  • noun advanced addition to price; rise in price: an advance on cottons. 1
  • noun advanced Commerce. a giving beforehand; a furnishing of something before an equivalent is received: An advance on his next month's salary permitted him to pay his debt on time. the money or goods thus furnished: He received $100 as an advance against future delivery. 1
  • noun advanced Journalism. copy prepared before the event it describes has occurred: The morning papers carried advances on the ceremony, which will take place tonight. a press release, wire-service dispatch, or the like, as one containing the text or partial text of a speech, sent to arrive in advance of the event to which it is related. Compare release copy. 1
  • noun advanced the leading body of an army. 1
  • noun advanced Military. (formerly) the order or a signal to advance. 1
  • noun advanced Informal. publicity done before the appearance of a noted person, a public event, etc.: She was hired to do advance for the candidate. a person hired to do advance publicity for an event: He is regarded as the best advance in the business. 1
  • noun advanced Automotive, Machinery. an adjustment made in the setting of the distributor of an internal-combustion engine to generate the spark for ignition in each cylinder earlier in the cycle. Compare retard (def 5). 1
  • noun advanced Geology. a seaward movement of the shoreline. 1
  • idioms advanced in advance, ahead of time; beforehand: You must get your tickets in advance. 1
  • idioms advanced in advance of, in front of; before: Heralds walked in advance of the king. 1
  • adjective advanced person: ahead of others 1
  • adjective advanced more developed 1
  • adjective advanced not basic 1
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