Progress etymology


English word progress comes from Latin gradi, Latin pro-, and later Latin progressus (Advance. Progress.)

Etymology of progress

Detailed word origin of progress

Dictionary entry Language Definition
gradi Latin (lat)
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.
progredior Latin (lat) (figuratively) I make progress, advance, develop, proceed, go on; advance in age, get older.. I come, go, or march forth, forward or on; advance, proceed.
progredi Latin (lat)
progressus Latin (lat) Advance. Progress.
progres Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
progress English (en) (now, _, rare) A journey forward; travel. [from 15th c.]. An official journey made by a monarch or other high personage; a state journey, a circuit. [from 15th c.]. Movement onwards or forwards or towards a specific objective or direction; advance. [from 16th c.]. Movement or advancement through a series of events, or points in time; development through time. [from 15th c.]. Specifically, [...]