Definition of advance:
a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
a change for the better; progress in development
a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
an amount paid before it is earned
increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument"
increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"
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"
develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
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"
pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward"
rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"