proceed

Definitions

  • I proceeded to disembark, a-follered by the forms of my Josiah and Miss Plank
    I proceeded to disembark, a-follered by the forms of my Josiah and Miss Plank
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v proceed follow a certain course "The inauguration went well","how did your interview go?"
    • v proceed continue talking "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice","carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
    • v proceed 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"
    • v proceed 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"
    • v proceed 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw
    • n Proceed See Proceeds.
    • Proceed To be transacted; to take place; to occur. "He will, after his sour fashion, tell you
      What hath proceeded worthy note to-day."
    • Proceed (Law) To begin and carry on a legal process.
    • Proceed 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. "He that proceeds upon other principles in his inquiry."
    • Proceed To have application or effect; to operate. "This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence."
    • Proceed To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun. "I proceeded forth and came from God.""It proceeds from policy, not love."
    • Proceed To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey. "If thou proceed in this thy insolence."
    • Proceed To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All the proceeds earned from James M. Barrie's book "Peter Pan" were bequeathed to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for the Sick Children in London.
    • proceed To move, pass, or go forward or onward; continue or renew motion or progress; advance; go on, literally or figuratively: as, to proceed on one's journey; the vessel touched at Queenstown, and then proceeded on her voyage
    • proceed To issue or come, as from an origin, source, or fountain; go forth: with from.
    • proceed To carry on some series of actions; set one's self at work and go on in a certain way and for some particular purpose; act according to some method.
    • proceed To be transacted or carried on; be done; pass; go on.
    • proceed To begin and carry on a legal action; take any step in the course of procedure: as, to proceed against an offender.
    • proceed To come into effect or action.
    • proceed To take an academic degree: now used only in the universities of Great Britain and Ireland. “To proceed master” is an abbreviated form of “to proceed to the degree of master.”
    • proceed Synonyms To arise, emanate, flow, accrue, result, be derived.
    • n proceed The amount proceeding or accruing from some possession or transaction; especially, the sum derived from the sale of goods: now used only in the plural: as, the consignee was directed to sell the goods for-warded and invest the proceeds in coffee.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is Texas law that when two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
    • v.i Proceed prō-sēd′ 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:
    • v.i Proceed prō-sēd′ (Shak.) to be transacted, done
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Quotations

  • D'Alembert
    D'Alembert
    “The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.”
  • Thomas Dunn English
    Thomas Dunn English
    “Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”
  • Warren Buffett
    Warren%20Buffett
    “We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.”
  • Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
    Pierre%20Teilhard%20De%20Chardin
    “It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.”
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph%20Addison
    “Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale%20Carnegie
    “First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. procéder,. fr. L. procedere, processum, to go before, to proceed; pro, forward + cedere, to move. See Cede
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. procéder—L. procedĕrepro, before, cedĕre, cessum, to go.

Usage

In literature:

Another route proceeded south to Sta.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Nearly all the poems of Burns proceed on the same principles upon which popular song proceeds.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Whether or no, he determined to proceed at once to their encampment.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
It was a difficult task proceeding in this way.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
See Proceedings of Convention of National Association of the Deaf, ii., 1883, p. 16.
"The Deaf" by Harry Best
Some argued they were thunder, while others declared they must have proceeded from an earthquake.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
We now proceeded rapidly towards the vessel.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
We stripped Mr Cophagus, and proceeded to examine him.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
It was evident that, in the direction in which they were proceeding, it continued to grow deeper; and they turned to try another.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
The proceedings against them justified their terror.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
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In poetry:

"From Zion shall thy word proceed;
Thy word, the sceptre in thy hand,
Shall make the hearts of rebels bleed,
And bow their wills to thy command.
"Psalm 110 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Say, is it melancholy sways thy mind?
Unconscious thou from whence proceeds thy smart;
But search thy bosom, and an arrow find,
For there the urchin, Love, has left his dart.
"To Laura" by Charlotte Dacre
Let not tremendous oaths thy mouth defile,
Nor by the flesh and blood of Jesus swear;
Thou tramplest on thy Saviour's gore, the while
Thou dost proceed in such a vile career.
"Advice, How To Govern Our Words, According To God's Will" by Rees Prichard
Ah! wherefore should my weeping maid suppress
Those gentle signs of undissembled woe?
When from soft love proceeds the deep distress,
Ah, why forbid the willing tears to flow?
"To Delia: On Her Endeavouring To Conceal Her Grief At Parting" by William Cowper
I would frame all my doings to please thee, my God!
'Tis from thee all my mercies proceed;
I would frame all my doings to serve thee, my God!
For thy service is freedom indeed.
"Lines" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
While in those pleasant paths we talk,
'Tis that tow'rds which at last we walk;
For we may by degrees
Wisely proceed
Pleasures of love and praise to heed,
From viewing herbs and trees.
"Walking" by Thomas Traherne

In news:

Proceeds go to UMW mission projects.
City can proceed with ELA claim.
It's a great day to go out to lunch or dinner, with part of the proceeds helping Thrive.
Angel Busque's Eggroll Invitational: Chicago is a stand-up comedy show where the proceeds will go to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America.
As of yesterday, the quixotic NYU student rally at Kimmel Hall was proceeding more like a party than a protest.
No one could expect the memorialization of the murder of more than 3,000 people to proceed without controversy.
Valve Software plans to release three episodes of "Half-Life 2" before deciding how to proceed with the series.
Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference Proceedings 2009.
In a September 5 legal filing, she wrote that a no-show by Rennert "will result in extradition proceedings prescribed by law.".
Proceeds go to our local veterans.
Brown said there have been more than 300 filibusters during Harry Reid's term as majority leader and he said they include items such as judges and undersecretaries and motions to proceed.
He would like to flip the vote to 41 to allow a filibuster to proceed, but all 41 senators would have to stay around.
Filibusters are invoked on "motions to proceed," by which the Senate would begin to debate.
More than two years ago, the house in which Ana Casas Wilson and her family have lived since 1975 was sold in a foreclosure proceeding.
How to proceed a very personal choice.
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In science:

Probably the proper way to proceed in this case is to use renormalization group analysis.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
This allows to resolve, starting from i = 0 and proceeding inductively, for ˜q and n(q) as polynomials in q .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
It turned out easier than proceed as in (2.4).
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
We proceed by induction on the length of W .
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
We proceed as in the work where we have constructed the N=2 FSUSY through two different quons.
Fractional Supersymmetry through Generalized Anyonic algebra
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