Definition of "Advance" :
noun: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
noun: increase in price or value
"The news caused a general advance on the stock market."
noun: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
"She rejected his advances."
noun: a change for the better; progress in development
noun: a movement forward
noun: an amount paid before it is earned
verb: rise in rate or price
verb: develop in a positive way
verb: increase or raise
verb: develop further
verb: bring forward for consideration or acceptance
"Advance an argument."
verb: obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
verb: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
verb: cause to move forward
verb: move forward
"We have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward."
verb: pay in advance
"Can you advance me some money?."
verb: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
"Women tend not to advance in the major law firms."
verb: contribute to the progress or growth of
adjective: situated ahead or going before
"An advance party."
adjective: being ahead of time or need
"Gave advance warning."