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, proceed(verb)

    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, continue(verb)

    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, move(verb)

    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, go(verb)

    follow a certain course

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

  5. continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep(verb)

    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. proceed(Verb)

    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. proceed(Verb)

    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. proceed(Verb)

    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. proceed(Verb)

    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. proceed(Verb)

    To be transacted; to take place; to occur.

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

  6. proceed(Verb)

    To have application or effect; to operate.

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

  7. proceed(Verb)

    To begin and carry on a legal process.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proceed(verb)

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

  2. Proceed(verb)

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

  3. Proceed(verb)

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

  4. Proceed(verb)

    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. Proceed(verb)

    to be transacted; to take place; to occur

  6. Proceed(verb)

    to have application or effect; to operate

  7. Proceed(verb)

    to begin and carry on a legal process

  8. Proceed(noun)

    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  

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. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fourth Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1945:

    We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.

  2. Mitt Romney:

    I've been reluctant from the beginning trying to advise House Democratic on how they should proceed, now that the speaker has scheduled a vote on the impeachment inquiry, I think the issue has been over taken by events.

  3. Ty Cobb:

    Once there was a decision by the president's lawyers in January 2018 not to proceed with an interview at that time - but to keep the possibility open - it was clear this would take some time.

  4. Zweli Mkhize:

    What does that mean for our vaccination programme which we said will start in February? The answer is it will proceed, from next week for the next four weeks we expect that there will be JJ vaccines, there will be Pfizer vaccines.

  5. Teresa John:

    Government would probably wait for the right market conditions to proceed with the stake sale and probably in the meantime, they could look at offloading some of the non-core assets.

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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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