progress [-'] n

ME < Fr. < L. prō-, forward + grad-ī, step, walk, go.

  1. Advance; onward motion; forward movement; [fig.] journey; trek; opportunity for success; laborious process of overcoming a difficult trial.
  2. Growth; development; maturation; increase; propagation.
  3. Change; improvement; enhancement; natural course of events; necessary alteration of things due to the lapse of time.
  4. Phrase. “In progress”: in motion; on edge; [fig.] alert; tense; in a state of nervous tension.