- Ahead of time; beforehand.
- In front of; ahead of.
- in front
- before due; ahead of time
Other Word Forms of Advance
Origin of Advance
From Old French avancer (French: avancer), from Late Latin abante, from ab + ante (“before”). The spelling with d was a mistake, a- being supposed to be from Latin ad. Avaunt is an earlier form of the same source-word.
Middle English avauncen from Old French avauncer from Vulgar Latin abantiāre from Latin abante from before ab- ab- ante before ant- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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