- to move or go forward or onward, especially after stopping.
- to carry on or continue any action or process.
- to go on to do something.
- to continue one's discourse.
- to begin and carry on a legal action.
- to take legal action (usually followed by against).
- to be carried on, as an action or process.
- to go or come forth; issue (often followed by from).
- to arise, originate, or result (usually followed by from).
- something that results or accrues.
- the total amount derived from a sale or other transaction: The proceeds from the deal were divided equally among us.
- the profits or returns from a sale, investment, etc.
- Archaic. proceeds.
Origin of proceed
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Examples from the Web for proceeds
Koenig proceeds to deliver her deeply conflicted, sorta-kinda support for Adnan.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End
December 18, 2014
He proceeds to tease me, asking if our interview is “secretly a date?”My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star
November 12, 2014
I asked if I could design some items for him, and then if all the proceeds could go to any charity of his choice.Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy
November 3, 2014
She acts as a sort of lie detector, but proceeds through elegant narrative rather than binary test.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine
November 3, 2014
Reagan proceeds to paint a grim picture of the State of the Union, starting with the economy and moving to Vietnam.Remembering Reagan’s Defining Speech
October 27, 2014
I afterward sold their horse, and sent them the balance of the proceeds.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
He had excited her attention, he now proceeds to address her conscience.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
The proceeds of these tickets were given to the local hospital.Freeland
My motives for suspending, proceeds she, were not merely ceremonious ones.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
Shakib then proceeds to give us a verbatim report of the interview.The Book of Khalid
- the profit or return derived from a commercial transaction, investment, etc
- the result, esp the revenue or total sum, accruing from some undertaking or course of action, as in commerce
- (often foll by to) to advance or carry on, esp after stopping
- (often foll by with) to undertake and continue (something or to do something)he proceeded with his reading
- (often foll by against) to institute or carry on a legal action
- to emerge or originate; ariseevil proceeds from the heart
Word Origin and History for proceeds
"results, profits," 1660s, from proceed (v.) on the notion of "that which proceeds" from some event or activity.
late 14c., "to go on," also "to emanate from, result from," from Old French proceder (13c., Modern French procéder) and directly from Latin procedere (past participle processus) "go before, go forward, advance, make progress; come forward," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Related: Proceeded; proceeding.