Definition of proceeds in US English:


plural noun

  • Money obtained from an event or activity.

    ‘proceeds will help purchase new equipment’
    • ‘The £3,000 proceeds from December's event were handed over on Saturday at the air ambulance base at Leeds-Bradford Airport.’
    • ‘A man dressed as Batman during a Children in Need charity fundraiser foiled an attempt by thieves to make off with event proceeds.’
    • ‘All the money is suspected to be related to the proceeds of criminal activity.’
    • ‘This was the second year of the event and all proceeds went to the charity Bothair.’
    • ‘This is a singles event and all proceeds will go to Croí and Mayo Cancer Support Group.’
    • ‘Promising fun and attractive prizes for the winners, the hostesses say that part of the proceeds of the event go to old age homes and to animal welfare organisations.’
    • ‘The campaign was as simple as organising events, with proceeds going to the club's coffers, and bucket collections around the ground on matchdays.’
    • ‘The proceeds from this event will go towards the ‘Concern Challenge In the Andes’ in which Sheila will be taking part next month.’
    • ‘This year the proceeds from the prestigious event will go to the West of Ireland Alzheimer Foundation.’
    • ‘The total cost of the project is estimated at 100,000 euros, this will be raised by donations from the people of Carlow and from the proceeds of fundraising events.’
    • ‘All proceeds of the event went to Newry Hospice.’
    • ‘As in all the events all proceeds will go to the parishes.’
    • ‘As the beneficiary charity selected by the Mayo Rose of Tralee committee, they will receive a cheque for €1377.00 from the proceeds of the event.’
    • ‘Please support this charity event as all the proceeds will go to the organisation.’
    • ‘This is a charity event, with the proceeds going to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.’
    • ‘As this is a charitable event, proceeds will be donated to the Alberta Children's Hospital and a student scholarship fund.’
    • ‘The proceeds raised at the event will go to the Kerry Hospice Foundation, a very worthy cause.’
    • ‘Inundated with cash donations and the proceeds from fantastic fundraising events, we have gone on to raise a whopping £16,000 in just three months.’
    • ‘While the final financial report of the world championships is not yet available, the meeting was told that the proceeds from the event will help establish an MCA Capital Fund.’
    • ‘Virgo Event Management plans to observe World AIDS Day in association with Rotary Clubs and hand over the proceeds of the event to Hope Foundation.’
    profits, takings, earnings, receipts, returns, income, revenue, gain, yield
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Early 17th century: plural of the obsolete noun proceed, in the same sense, earlier meaning ‘procedure’.