What does the word progress mean?

Usage examples for progress

  1. It seems to me that if he makes progress slowly that is about all that can be expected of him." – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  2. Our progress was like this. – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  3. The wind here was ahead, but the strong tide was now in their favor, and they hoped for some hours to make respectable progress. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille