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      n     (Canadian)   (in an election) a poll held prior to election day to permit voters who expect to be absent then to cast their ballots  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    to go or bring forward in position  
2    foll by: on   to move (towards) in a threatening manner  
3    tr   to present for consideration; suggest  
4    to bring or be brought to a further stage of development; improve; further  
5    tr   to cause (an event) to occur earlier  
6    tr   to supply (money, goods, etc.) beforehand, either for a loan or as an initial payment  
7    to increase (a price, value, rate of occurrence, etc.) or (of a price, etc.) to be increased  
8    intr   to improve one's position; be promoted  
he advanced rapidly in his job     
9    tr  
Archaic   to promote in rank, status, or position  
10    forward movement; progress in time or space  
11    improvement; progress in development  
12      (Commerce)  
a    the supplying of commodities or funds before receipt of an agreed consideration  
b    the commodities or funds supplied in this manner  
c    (as modifier)  
an advance supply     
13      (Also called)    advance payment   a money payment made before it is legally due  
this is an advance on your salary     
14    a loan of money  
15    an increase in price, value, rate of occurrence, etc.  
16       a less common word for       advancement       1  
17    in advance  
a    beforehand  
payment in advance     
b    foll by: of   ahead in time or development  
ideas in advance of the time     
18    modifier   forward in position or time  
advance booking, an advance warning        (See also)        advances  
     (C15 advauncen, altered (on the model of words beginning with Latin ad-) from C13 avauncen, via Old French from Latin abante from before, from ab- away from + ante before)  
  advancer      n  
  advancingly      adv  

advance corporation tax  
      n   a UK tax in which a company paying a dividend must deduct the basic rate of income tax from the grossed-up value of the dividend and pay it to the Inland Revenue,   (Abbrev.)    ACT  
advance directive  
      n      another name for       living will  
advance guard  
1    a military unit sent ahead of a main body to find gaps in enemy defences, clear away minor opposition, and prevent unexpected contact  
2    a temporary military detachment sent ahead of a force to prepare for a landing or other operation, esp. by making reconnaissance  
advance man  
      n     (U.S.)   an agent of a political candidate or other public figure who travels in advance of the candidate to organize publicity, arrange meetings, and make security checks  
advance notice  
      n      See       notice       6  
advance poll  
      n     (Canadian)   (in an election) a poll held prior to election day to permit voters who expect to be absent then to cast their ballots  
advance ratio  
      n     (Aeronautics)  
1    the ratio of wind speed along the axis of a rotor or propeller to the speed of the blade tip  
2    the ratio of forward flight speed to the speed of the rotor tip of a helicopter  
angle of advance  
      n     (Engineering)  
1    the angle in excess of 90° that a steam-engine valve gear is in advance of the crank  
2    the angle between the point of ignition and bottom dead-centre in a spark-ignition engine  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    accelerate, bring forward, bring up, come forward, elevate, go ahead, go forward, go on, hasten, make inroads, move onward, move up, press on, proceed, progress, promote, send forward, send up, speed, upgrade  
2    benefit, further, grow, improve, multiply, prosper, thrive  
3    adduce, allege, cite, offer, present, proffer, put forward, submit, suggest  
4    lend, pay beforehand, supply on credit  
5    advancement, development, forward movement, headway, inroad, onward movement, progress  
6    advancement, amelioration, betterment, breakthrough, furtherance, gain, growth, improvement, progress, promotion, step  
7    appreciation, credit, deposit, down payment, increase     (in price)   loan, prepayment, retainer, rise     (in price)  
8    advances      approach, approaches, moves, overtures, proposals, proposition  
9    beforehand, early, foremost, forward, in front, leading, prior  
10    in advance      ahead, beforehand, earlier, in the forefront, in the lead, in the van, on the barrelhead, previously  
,       vb  
1    demote, hold back, impede, move back, regress, retard, retreat, set back, withdraw  
2    decrease, diminish, lessen, weaken  
3    hide, hold back, suppress, withhold  
4    defer payment, withhold payment  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
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