proceed

[ verb pruh-seed; noun proh-seed ]
/ verb prəˈsid; noun ˈproʊ sid /

verb (used without object)

noun

proceeds,
  1. something that results or accrues.
  2. the total amount derived from a sale or other transaction: The proceeds from the deal were divided equally among us.
  3. the profits or returns from a sale, investment, etc.
Archaic. proceeds.

Nearby words

  1. procaryotic,
  2. procathedral,
  3. procedural,
  4. procedural agreement,
  5. procedure,
  6. proceeding,
  7. proceedings,
  8. proceeds,
  9. proceleusmatic,
  10. procellas

Origin of proceed

1350–1400; Middle English procede < Latin prōcēdere. See pro-1, cede

Related formspro·ceed·er, nounre·pro·ceed, verb (used without object)

Can be confusedprecede proceed

Synonym study

1. See advance.

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British Dictionary definitions for proceeds

proceeds

/ (ˈprəʊsiːdz) /

pl n

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

proceed

/ (prəˈsiːd) /

verb (intr)

(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
See also proceeds

Derived Formsproceeder, noun

Word Origin for proceed

C14: from Latin prōcēdere to advance, from pro- 1 + cēdere to go

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