proceeds

plural noun pro·ceeds \ ˈprō-ˌsēdz \

Definition of proceeds

1 :the total amount brought in
  • the proceeds of a sale
2 :the net amount received (as for a check or from an insurance settlement) after deduction of any discount or charges

First Known Use of proceeds

1665


PROCEEDS Defined for English Language Learners

proceeds

noun

Definition of proceeds for English Language Learners

  • : the total amount of money or profit that is made


PROCEEDS Defined for Kids

proceeds

noun plural pro·ceeds \ ˈprō-ˌsēdz \

Definition of proceeds for Students

:money or profit made
  • the proceeds of a sale

Law Dictionary

proceeds

noun plural pro·ceeds \ ˈprō-ˌsēdz \

legal Definition of proceeds

1 :money or other property received as the result of a sale or other transaction especially involving collateral
  • retain a security interest in the proceeds of collateral
2 :money received from an insurance policy


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