plural noun
pro·​ceeds | \ ˈprō-ˌsēdz How to pronounce proceeds (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of proceeds was in 1665

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English Language Learners Definition of proceeds

: the total amount of money or profit that is made


noun plural
pro·​ceeds | \ ˈprō-ˌsēdz How to pronounce proceeds (audio) \

Kids Definition of proceeds

: money or profit made the proceeds of a sale


noun plural
pro·​ceeds | \ ˈprō-ˌsēdz How to pronounce proceeds (audio) \

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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