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    I'd like to know if the word "progress" can be used to describe the movement of a boat . If it can, is this a common use of this word?

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    Re: progress

    I found these on Google.

    Ex: That is, as the boat progresses forward with its own power, it must also move upstream at the same rate the river is moving it downstream.

    Ex: The boat progresses forward, and around the curve. Guide: We're on the Congo river now in Africa and there's a Pygmy war camp. Although I don't know where ...

    Ex: This stuff comes off very slowly, as the boat progresses through the water. It means we won’t be scraping ever again, as the next time we come out of the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I'd like to know if the word "progress" can be used to describe the movement of a boat . If it can, is this a common use of this word?
    The word 'progress' is usually associted with movemen. As;
    advancement, movement toward a goal: The patient is progessing well to-wards recovery
    underway, happening now: The meeting is in progress now.
    to move ahead: He is progressing nicely in his study of English.
    to move along, make headway, proceed: The boat is progessing forward very fast against high current


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    Re: progress

    Boats 'move' and 'sail' through the water. You can be in a boat and make no/little progress, just as you can on a bike uphill, or trying to walk through feet deep heavy mud.
    'progress' of a maritime vessel in motion is used when describing stately liners, such as one of the Queens.
    I suspect it comes from the time when royalty made a journey, which was called a 'progress'. Handel's Water music was composed specifically for such a royal progress down the Thames.
    Last edited by David L.; 07-Jul-2008 at 16:07.

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