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

    To go or move forward.

    The aircraft control authority gave 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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How to say proceed in sign language?

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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. Clive Staples Lewis:

    What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.

  2. 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.

  3. Orrin Hatch:

    We're going to proceed -- there's no question about it.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    The district court's decision to allow this case to proceed is both unfortunate and wrong, and it profoundly undermines the rule of law.

  5. Michael Bowe:

    We will now proceed to a real court and prove that Commandant [Gen. James F.] Amos and his generals illegally retaliated against Major Brezler because they were more concerned with politics and their careers than the lives of their Marines and the service of a good Marine who did the right thing, i look forward to their cross-examination.

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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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