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


From: Network Terminology


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: moving ahead or toward the front; "advancing armies" [ant: retreating]
      2: moving forward [syn: forward, forward-moving]