What does the word advance mean?

Usage examples for advance

  1. Who do you suppose would let us a flat here, after all that has happened, unless we paid in advance, and how could we do that without any ready money? – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  2. There was the chance, to be sure, that the Indians would be drawn off in the advance towards the east. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  3. A mortgage may be given for a future advance of money. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles