Prog"ress (?; 277), n. [L.
progressus, from progredi, p. p. progressus, to
go forth or forward; pro forward + gradi to step, go:
cf. F. progrès. See Grade.]
1. A moving or going forward; a proceeding
onward; an advance; specifically: (a) In
actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc.
(b) In the growth of an animal or plant;
increase. (c) In business of any kind; as,
the progress of a negotiation; the progress of
art. (d) In knowledge; in proficiency; as,
the progress of a child at school. (e)
Toward ideal completeness or perfection in respect of quality or
condition; -- applied to individuals, communities, or the race; as,
social, moral, religious, or political progress.
2. A journey of state; a circuit; especially,
one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions.
The king being returned from his
Pro*gress" (?; formerly pronounced like
Progress, n.), v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Progressed (?); p. pr.
& vb. n. Progressing.]
1. To make progress; to move forward in space;
to continue onward in course; to proceed; to advance; to go on; as,
railroads are progressing. "As his recovery
Let me wipe off this honorable dew,
That silverly doth progress on thy checks.
They progress in that style in proportion as
their pieces are treated with contempt.
The war had progressed for some
2. To make improvement; to advance.
If man progresses, art must progress
Prog"ress (?; see Progress, v.
i.), v. t. To make progress in; to
pass through. [Obs.] Milton.