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.

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

  2. proceedverb

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

    To proceed with a story or argument.

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

  3. proceedverb

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

    Light proceeds from the sun.

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

  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.

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

  5. proceedverb

    To be transacted; to take place; to occur.

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

  6. proceedverb

    To have application or effect; to operate.

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

  7. proceedverb

    To begin and carry on a legal process.

    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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  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. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu:

    But we have all decided that if they don't we will proceed because we do not believe that currently their entry into the market will create too much of a threat for the next year.

  2. The FBI:

    On May 27th, KCSO Special Operations Division intercepted a message indicating that Thomas Blevins was preparing to proceed with a mass shooting. In the message, Thomas Blevins made a specific threat that included WalMart. Working with The FBI, KCSO Investigators confirmed Mr. Blevins' capability of following through with the threat and moved immediately to arrest Thomas Blevins.

  3. Mariann Wang:

    We understand it should be orderly. We want to cooperate with defendant in good faith to figure out when and how to proceed.

  4. Speaker Pelosi:

    We have a bipartisan quorum. We can proceed.

  5. Chuck Grassley:

    The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination will proceed as scheduled, next Thursday.

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Translations for proceed

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  • انطلقArabic
  • proceder, continuarSpanish
  • ادامهPersian
  • jatkaa, edetä, lähteäFinnish
  • procéderFrench
  • leanScottish Gaelic
  • halad, zajlikHungarian
  • procedereItalian
  • 前進Japanese
  • hoake, nawaki, manatuMāori
  • afkomstig zijn van, doorgaan, verdergaan, voortkomenDutch
  • procedaRomanian
  • отправля́ться, произойти́, приступа́ть, отпра́виться, исходи́ть, происходи́ть, продо́лжить, состоя́ться, приступи́ть, продолжа́ть, изойти́Russian
  • ilerlemek, devam etmek, gitmekTurkish
  • tiến hànhVietnamese

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