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  • noun plural advances personal overtures made in an attempt to become friendly, gain a favour, etc 3
  • verb with object advances to move or bring forward: The general advanced his troops to the new position. 1
  • verb with object advances to bring into consideration or notice; suggest; propose: to advance reasons for a tax cut. 1
  • verb with object advances to improve; further: to advance one's interests. 1
  • verb with object advances to raise in rank; promote: The board of directors advanced him to president. 1
  • verb with object advances to raise in rate or amount; increase: to advance the price. 1
  • verb with object advances to bring forward in time; accelerate: to advance growth; to advance clocks one hour. 1
  • verb with object advances to supply beforehand; furnish on credit or before goods are delivered or work is done. 1
  • verb with object advances to furnish as part of a stock or fund. 1
  • verb with object advances to supply or pay in expectation of reimbursement: They advanced her $5000 against future royalties. 1
  • verb with object advances to schedule at a later time or date: to advance a meeting from early to late fall. 1
  • verb with object advances 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 advances Archaic. to raise, as a banner. 1
  • verb without object advances to move or go forward; proceed: The troops advanced. 1
  • verb without object advances to increase in quantity, value, price, etc.: His stock advanced three points. 1
  • verb without object advances (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 advances to improve or make progress. 1
  • verb without object advances to grow or rise in importance, status, etc.: to advance in rank. 1
  • verb without object advances Informal. to provide publicity; do promotion: He was hired to advance for a best-selling author. 1
  • noun advances a forward movement; progress in space: the advance of the troops to the border. 1
  • noun advances promotion; improvement in importance, rank, etc.: his advance to the position of treasurer. 1
  • noun advances 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 advances addition to price; rise in price: an advance on cottons. 1
  • noun advances 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 advances 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 advances the leading body of an army. 1
  • noun advances Military. (formerly) the order or a signal to advance. 1
  • noun advances 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 advances 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 advances Geology. a seaward movement of the shoreline. 1
  • adjective advances going or placed before: an advance section of a train. 1
  • adjective advances made or given ahead of time: an advance payment on a loan. 1
  • adjective advances issued ahead of time: an advance copy of the president's speech. 1
  • adjective advances having gone beyond others or beyond the average. 1
  • idioms advances in advance, ahead of time; beforehand: You must get your tickets in advance. 1
  • idioms advances in advance of, in front of; before: Heralds walked in advance of the king. 1
  • noun advances Plural form of advance. 1
  • noun advances plural of advance. 0
  • verb advances third-person singular simple present indicative form of advance. 0
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