- n gradual improvement or growth or development
great progress in the arts
- n the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
- n a movement forward
he listened for the progress of the troops
- v develop in a positive way
He progressed well in school
- v move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
- v form or accumulate steadily
- But, then, China pledged to improve energy efficiency, while progress was made toward crafting a way to use global carbon markets to slow tropical deforestation.
- For example, only 18% say Bush made real progress in strengthening the Social Security system.
- Fred and Kimberly Kagan have been such persistent Pollyannas about progress--they would call it "success"--in Iraq that it is easy to dismiss their latest offering as more of the .
- Barack Obama in Boston Globe
The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation,Obama said in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. "Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history...
- David Petraeus in San Jose Mercury News
The progress made in recent months - in the face of a determined enemy - is in many respects the result of the vision, energy and leadership he provided,he said.
- Arsene Wenger in The Press Association
He added: "We identified him as a very strong centre-half, who has made big progress very quickly. He has shown he is mentally strong, he's a fighter and a very strong competitor. Koscielny is a great addition to our squad."