In advance
Advance Ad*vance", n. [Cf. F. avance, fr. avancer. See {Advance}, v.] 1. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress. [1913 Webster]

2. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office. [1913 Webster]

3. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods. [1913 Webster]

4. The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

[He] made the like advances to the dissenters. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

5. A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand. [1913 Webster]

I shall, with pleasure, make the necessary advances. --Jay. [1913 Webster]

The account was made up with intent to show what advances had been made. --Kent. [1913 Webster]

{In advance} (a) In front; before. (b) Beforehand; before an equivalent is received. (c) In the state of having advanced money on account; as, A is in advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds. [1913 Webster]


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  • in advance — or[in advance of] {adv. phr.} 1. In front; ahead (of the others); first. * /In the parade, the band will march in advance of the football team./ * /The soldiers rode out of the fort with the scouts in advance./ 2. Before doing or getting… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in advance — or[in advance of] {adv. phr.} 1. In front; ahead (of the others); first. * /In the parade, the band will march in advance of the football team./ * /The soldiers rode out of the fort with the scouts in advance./ 2. Before doing or getting… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in\ advance — • in advance (of) adv. phr. 1. In front; ahead (of the others); first. In the parade, the band will march in advance of the football team. The soldiers rode out of the fort with the scouts in advance. 2. Before doing or getting something. The… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in advance — (of sth) ► before something else happens or is done: »Ticket prices are cheaper if bought in advance. »Rating agencies issued statements of the city s financial condition in advance of this week s sale of $500 million in bonds. → See also BANK… …   Financial and business terms

  • in advance — (of (something)) before something happens. Tickets cost $6 in advance and $8 on the day of the show. Police checked over the building in advance of the president s visit …   New idioms dictionary

  • in advance — index vanward Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • in advance — if you do something in advance, you do it in preparation for a particular time or event in the future Details of the meeting had been circulated well in advance. in advance of: Parents are sent a reading list a few weeks in advance of the start… …   English dictionary

  • in advance — phrasal 1. to, toward, or in a place or position ahead < sent scouts out in advance > 2. before a deadline or an anticipated event < made reservations in advance > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in advance — adverb beforehand The money was paid in advance. See Also: in advance of …   Wiktionary

  • in advance — ahead of time They bought the tickets in advance so that they could get a good seat. заранее, заблаговременно It is necessary to рay in advance for the lessons …   Idioms and examples

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