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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·vance /ədˈvæn(t)s/
 前進,進步,進步的例子(vi.)前進,增加,上漲(vt.)促進,提出,提高,預付

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 advance
 前進時間

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 advance
 先行; 超前; 前移

From: Network Terminology

 advance
 先行 高級 先進

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·vance, n.
 1. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.
 2. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.
 3. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.
 4. The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural.
    [He] made the like advances to the dissenters.   --Swift.
 5. A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.
    I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances.   --Jay.
    The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made.   --Kent.
 In advance (a) In front; before. (b) Beforehand; before an equivalent is received. (c) In the state of having advanced money on account; as, A is in advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·vance, v. i.
 1. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.
 2. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.
 3. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.
    Advanced to a level with ancient peers.   --Prescott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·vance v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advanced p. pr. & vb. n. Advancing (#).]
 1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
 2. To raise; to elevate. [Archaic]
    They . . . advanced their eyelids.   --Shak.
 3. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
    Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes.   --Esther iii. 1.
 4. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.
 5. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
    Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own.   --Pope.
 6. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
 7. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.
 8. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
 9. To extol; to laud. [Obs.]
    Greatly advancing his gay chivalry.   --Spenser.
 Syn: -- To raise; elevate; exalt; aggrandize; improve; heighten; accelerate; allege; adduce; assign.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·vance a. Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 advance
      adj 1: being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was
             beforehand with her report" [syn: advance(a), beforehand(p)]
      2: situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that
         time the most advanced outpost was still east of the
         Rockies" [syn: advance(a), advanced(a), in advance(p)]
      n 1: a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the
           troops" [syn: progress, progression]
      2: a change for the better; progress in development [syn: improvement,
          betterment]
      3: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of
         others; "she rejected his advances" [syn: overture, approach,
          feeler]
      4: the act of moving forward toward a goal [syn: progress, progression,
          procession, advancement, forward motion, onward
         motion]
      5: an amount paid before it is earned [syn: cash advance]
      6: increase in price or value; "the news caused a general
         advance on the stock market" [syn: rise]
      v 1: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches
           on" [syn: progress, pass on, move on, march on,
           go on] [ant: recede]
      2: bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an
         argument" [syn: throw out]
      3: increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical
         circuit" [syn: boost, supercharge]
      4: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the
         use of computers in the classroom" [syn: promote, boost,
          further, encourage]
      5: cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"
         [syn: bring forward] [ant: back]
      6: obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was
         gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers
         pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the
         number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference" [syn:
         gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead,
         gain ground] [ant: fall back]
      7: develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school";
         "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up" [syn:
          progress, come on, come along, get on, get along,
          shape up] [ant: regress]
      8: develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
      9: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John
         was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women
         tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got
         promoted after many years of hard work" [syn: promote, upgrade,
          kick upstairs, raise, elevate] [ant: demote]
      10: pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
      11: move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we
          travel eastward" [syn: set ahead]
      12: rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points
          today" [syn: gain]