What does proceed mean?

Definitions for proceed
prəˈsid; ˈproʊ sidpro·ceed

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word proceed.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, go on, carry on, proceedverb

    continue talking

    "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

  2. proceed, go forward, continueverb

    move ahead; travel onward in time or space

    "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"

  3. go, proceed, moveverb

    follow a procedure or take a course

    "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"

  4. proceed, goverb

    follow a certain course

    "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"

  5. continue, go on, proceed, go along, keepverb

    continue a certain state, condition, or activity

    "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

Wiktionary

  1. proceedverb

    To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.

    to proceed on a journey.

  2. proceedverb

    To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.

    To proceed with a story or argument.

  3. proceedverb

    To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from.

    Light proceeds from the sun.

  4. proceedverb

    To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design.

  5. proceedverb

    To be transacted; to take place; to occur.

  6. proceedverb

    To have application or effect; to operate.

  7. proceedverb

    To begin and carry on a legal process.

  8. Etymology: From proceder, from procedere, from pro + cedere; see cede.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proceedverb

    to move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey

  2. Proceedverb

    to pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument

  3. Proceedverb

    to issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun

  4. Proceedverb

    to go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design

  5. Proceedverb

    to be transacted; to take place; to occur

  6. Proceedverb

    to have application or effect; to operate

  7. Proceedverb

    to begin and carry on a legal process

  8. Proceednoun

    see Proceeds

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Proceed

    prō-sēd′, v.i. to go forward: to advance: to act according to a method: to go from point to point: to issue: to be produced: to prosecute: to take an academic degree: (Shak.) to be transacted, done.—ns. Procē′dure, the act of proceeding or moving forward: a step taken or an act performed: progress: process: conduct; Proceed′er, one who goes forward or makes progress; Proceed′ing, a going forward: progress: step: operation: transaction: (pl.) a record of the transactions of a society: (Shak.) advancement.—n.pl. Pro′ceeds, the money arising from anything: rent: produce.—Special proceeding, a judicial proceeding other than an action, as, for example, a writ of mandamus; Summary proceedings, certain statutory remedies taken without the formal bringing of an action by process and pleading. [Fr. procéder—L. procedĕrepro, before, cedĕre, cessum, to go.]

Editors Contribution

  1. proceed

    Moving forward.

    The aircraft control authority give permission for the flight to proceed to the runway.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'proceed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4380

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'proceed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3850

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'proceed' in Nouns Frequency: #2910

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'proceed' in Verbs Frequency: #449

Anagrams for proceed »

  1. pre-Code, precode

  2. Pre-Code

  3. Precode

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proceed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proceed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of proceed in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Manheim:

    By politicizing( the Justice Department) now, and frankly by engaging in a lot of conduct that appears to be illegal, Donald Trump undermined the ability of the department to proceed in a clear way going forward.

  2. Pat Lynch:

    Now that the city has moved to unilaterally impose a mandate, we will proceed with legal action to protect our members’ rights.

  3. Bank Vontobel analyst Bernd Pomrehn:

    Holcim Philippines operates in a high-growth market and is profitable, but the divestment would have helped LafargeHolcim to reduce its net debt by 1.8 billion Swiss francs, however, even without this transaction we expect the company's deleveraging to proceed.

  4. Law Department:

    The First Amendment gives people the right to express their opinion even when they are misguided and wrong, we will respond to the case further as we proceed in the litigation.

  5. Steve Vladeck:

    These cases had been closely watched by everyone with financial interests in Puerto Rico because of the potential implications of a ruling that the oversight board Congress created in response to the financial crisis was unconstitutionally created -- and the massive uncertainty such a decision could have caused for all manner of contracts, investments, and debts, by upholding the board's composition, the Supreme Court today has taken the air out of challenges to the board -- such that its work can proceed apace.

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Translations for proceed

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  • انطلقArabic
  • proceder, continuarSpanish
  • ادامهPersian
  • lähteä, edetä, jatkaaFinnish
  • procéderFrench
  • leanScottish Gaelic
  • zajlik, haladHungarian
  • procedereItalian
  • 前進Japanese
  • hoake, nawaki, manatuMāori
  • doorgaan, voortkomen, afkomstig zijn van, verdergaanDutch
  • procedaRomanian
  • приступи́ть, продолжа́ть, изойти́, состоя́ться, отправля́ться, продо́лжить, происходи́ть, исходи́ть, отпра́виться, приступа́ть, произойти́Russian
  • devam etmek, gitmek, ilerlemekTurkish
  • tiến hànhVietnamese

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