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From Old French avancer (French: avancer), from Late Latin abante, from ab + ante (“before”). The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be from Latin ad. Avaunt is an earlier form of the same source-word.
- (Southern England) IPA: /ədˈvɑːns/
- Rhymes: -ɑːns
- (US, Northern England, Scotland) IPA: /ədˈvæns/
- Rhymes: -æns
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- To bring forward; to move towards the front; to make to go on.
- They . . . advanced their eyelids. —Shakespeare
- To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
- To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
- to advance the ripening of fruit
- to advance one's interests
- To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
- to advance an argument
- To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
- To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.
- Merchants often advance money on a contract or on goods consigned to them.
- To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.
- to advance the price of goods
- (intransitive) To move forwards, to approach.
to bring forward; to move towards the front; to make to go on
to raise to a higher rank; to promote
to accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward
to bring to view or notice; to offer or propose
to make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten
to furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due
to raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate
to move forwards, to approach
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advance (plural advances)
- A forward move.
- An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due; an advancement.
- (in the plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.
amount of money
- Completed before need or a milestone event.
- He made an advance payment on the prior shipment to show good faith.
- The advance man came a month before the candidate.
- The scouts found a site for an advance base.