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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    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?" [syn:
       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"
       [syn: advanced, sophisticated]
    6: far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in
       years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90" [syn:
       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"
       [syn: advance(a), advanced(a), in advance(p)]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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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Thesaurus Results for advanced:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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