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Advanced    : [ədv'ænst]
Advance \Ad*vance"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Advanced}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Advancing}(#).] [OE. avancen, avauncen, F. avancer,
fr. a supposed LL. abantiare; ab ante (F. avant) before.
The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be
fr. L. ad. See {Avaunt}.]
1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to
make to go on.
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2. To raise; to elevate. [Archaic]
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They . . . advanced their eyelids. --Shak.
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3. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
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Ahasueres . . . advanced him, and set his seat above
all the princes. --Esther iii.
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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.
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5. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show;
as, to advance an argument.
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Some ne'er advance a judgment of their own. --Pope.
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6. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
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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.
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8. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate;
as, to advance the price of goods.
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9. To extol; to laud. [Obs.]
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Greatly advancing his gay chivalry. --Spenser.
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Syn: To raise; elevate; exalt; aggrandize; improve; heighten;
accelerate; allege; adduce; assign.
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Advanced \Ad*vanced"\, a.
1. In the van or front.
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2. In the front or before others, as regards progress or
ideas; as, advanced opinions, advanced thinkers.
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3. Far on in life or time.
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A gentleman advanced in years, with a hard
experience written in his wrinkles. --Hawthorne.
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{Advanced guard}, a detachment of troops which precedes the
march of the main body.
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adj 1: farther along in physical or mental development; "the
child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'";
"children in the advanced classes in elementary school
read far above grade average"
2: comparatively late in a course of development; "the illness
had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of
3: ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had
advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking
corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?" [synonym:
{advanced}, {forward-looking}, {innovative}, {modern}]
4: at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill; "an
advanced degree"; "an advanced text in physics"; "special
seminars for small groups of advanced students at the
5: ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced
technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"
[synonym: {advanced}, {sophisticated}]
6: far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in
years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90" [synonym:
{advanced}, {ripe}]
7: (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or
industry; "advanced societies"; "an advanced country
8: situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that
time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
[synonym: {advance(a)}, {advanced(a)}, {in advance(p)}]

109 Moby Thesaurus words for "advanced":
a bit previous, a la mode, advanced in life, advanced in years,
adventurous, aged, along in years, ameliorated, ancient,
avant-garde, beautified, bettered, broad, broad-minded, civilized,
contemporary, converted, cultivated, cultured, daring, developed,
educated, elderly, embellished, enhanced, enriched, exploratory,
far ahead, far out, fashionable, forward, forward-looking, gray,
gray with age, gray-haired, gray-headed, grown old, half-baked,
half-cocked, hasty, hoar, hoary, ill-considered, improved,
impulsive, in, inaugural, mod, modern, modernistic, modernized,
modish, newfashioned, not firm, now, old, old as Methuselah,
original, overhasty, oversoon, patriarchal, perfected, polished,
preceding, precipitate, precocious, preliminary, premature,
present-day, present-time, previous, progressive, radical, refined,
reformed, rushed, senectuous, streamlined, tolerant, too early,
too soon, transfigured, transformed, twentieth-century,
ultra-ultra, ultramodern, uncrystallized, unjelled, unmatured,
unmeditated, unpremeditated, unprepared, unripe, untimely,
up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, venerable, venturesome,
way out, white, white with age, white-bearded, white-crowned,
white-haired, wide, wrinkled, wrinkly, years old

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