Advance means: 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.
Advance means: 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.
Advance means: Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.
Advanced means: In the van or front.
Advanced means: In the front or before others, as regards progress or ideas; as, advanced opinions, advanced thinkers.
Advanced means: Far on in life or time.
Advancement means: The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.
Advancement means: An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See Advance, 5.
Advancement means: Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
Advancement means: Settlement on a wife, or jointure.
Zoster means: Shingles.
Zoroastrism means: Same as Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrianism means: The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit (Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit (Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.
Zoroastrian means: A follower of Zoroaster; one who accepts Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrian means: Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, or his religious system.
Zorilla means: Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks.
Zoril means: Same as Zorilla.
Zopilote means: The urubu, or American black vulture.
Zope means: A European fresh-water bream (Abramis ballerus).
Zoozoo means: The wood pigeon.
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