PROG'RESS, noun [Latin progressus, progedior; pro and gradior, to step or go. See Grade and Degree.]
1. A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward. A man makes a slow progress or a rapid progress on a journey; a ship makes slow progress against the tide. He watched the progress of the army on its march, or the progress of a star or comet.
2. A moving forward in growth; increase; as the progress of a plant or animal.
3. Advance in business of any kind; as the progress of a negotiation; the progress of arts.
4. Advance in knowledge; intellectual or moral improvement; proficiency. The student is commended for this progress in learning; the christian for his progress in virtue and piety.
5. Removal; passage from place to place.
From Egypt arts their progress made to Greece.
6. A journey of state; a circuit.
PROGRESS', verb intransitive To move forward in space; to pass; to proceed.
Let me wipe off this honorable dew
That silverly doth progress on thy cheeks.
--Although the popular blast
Hath rear'd thy name up to bestride a cloud,
Or progress in the chariot of the sun.
1. To proceed; to continue onward in course.
After the war had progressed for some time.
2. To advance; to make improvement.