Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of advance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • To advance; to profit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To advance; to profit.

Etymologies

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Early 13c., from O.Fr. avancer "move forward".

Examples

  • With his suppoor: my style i wyl avaunce ffirst to compyle afftre my konnyng his gloryous lyff his birthe and his gynnying

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

  • & in especyall [e] vse ye attendavnce wheryn ye shall [e] yo_u_r selfe best avaunce.

    Caxton's Book of Curtesye

  • & litell {e} of lyvelode p {er} chaunce, and some of gret lyvelode/& no blode royall {e} to avaunce; 1088

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • To your {e} mastir looke ye geue diligent attendaunce; be curteyse, glad of cher {e}, & light of er {e} in eu {er} y semblaunce, 868 eu {er} waytyng {e} to þat thyng {e} þat may do hym plesaunce: to these p {ro} purtees if ye will apply, it may yow well {e} avaunce.

    Early English Meals and Manners

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