Proceeding through airport security
- To proceed is defined as to begin to make progress on something.
An example of proceed is what is said when you are beginning a test.
- Proceed means to take legal action.
An example of proceed is filing a lawsuit against a business.
- Proceed is defined as to continue after stopping.
- An example of to proceed is going into the other country after stopping at a border check.
- An example of to proceed is the direction given to a student who gets nervous during a speech.
- to advance or go on, esp. after stopping
- to go on speaking, esp. after an interruption
- to undertake and carry on some action: to proceed to eat one's dinner
- to move along or be carried on: a project that is proceeding well
- to take legal action: often with against
- to come forth, issue, or arise (from)
Origin of proceedMiddle English proceden from Middle French proceder from Classical Latin procedere from pro-, forward + cedere, to go: see pro- and cede
intransitive verbpro·ceed·ed, pro·ceed·ing, pro·ceeds
- To go forward or onward, especially after an interruption; continue: proceeded to his destination; paused to clear her throat, then proceeded.
- To begin to carry on an action or a process: looked surprised, then proceeded to roar with laughter.
- To move on in an orderly manner: Business proceeded as usual.
- To come from a source; originate or issue: behavior proceeding from hidden motives. See Synonyms at stem1.
- Law To institute and pursue legal action: proceeded against the defaulting debtor.
Origin of proceedMiddle English proceden from Old French proceder from Latin prōcēdere prō- forward ; see pro- 1. cēdere to go ; see ked- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present proceeds, present participle proceeding, simple past and past participle proceeded)
- To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.
- to proceed on a journey.
- To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
- To proceed with a story or argument.
- To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from.
- Light proceeds from the sun.
- 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.
- To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
- To have application or effect; to operate.
- To begin and carry on a legal process.