Synonyms for Headway:

n.

increase, promotion, forward motion, progress. better, march, advance, forward. event (noun)
head.
headway (noun)
head, headroom, clearance.
progress (noun)
increase, promotion, advancement, advance, march, progression.
progression (noun)
furtherance, progression, advancement.

Other synonyms:

progress. march. Other relevant words:
forward, clearance, better, increase, head, headroom, advance, promotion, march, progress, forward motion.

Usage examples for headway

  1. The wind now blew from the north- west, and the ship was making headway towards land. – In the Days of Drake by J. S. Fletcher
  2. But his strokes were weaker than before and he found he was being carried back upon the current instead of making headway against it. – Dan Merrithew by Lawrence Perry
  3. This movement gained rapid headway in the South, where the real contest was over nomination, not election, on account of the absence of party divisions. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard