Definition of proceeds in English:


plural noun

  • Money obtained from an event or activity.

    ‘proceeds will help purchase new equipment’
    • ‘All the money is suspected to be related to the proceeds of criminal activity.’
    • ‘This year the proceeds from the prestigious event will go to the West of Ireland Alzheimer Foundation.’
    • ‘As in all the events all proceeds will go to the parishes.’
    • ‘All proceeds of the event went to Newry Hospice.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This was the second year of the event and all proceeds went to the charity Bothair.’
    • ‘This is a charity event, with the proceeds going to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.’
    • ‘Please support this charity event as all the proceeds will go to the organisation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A man dressed as Batman during a Children in Need charity fundraiser foiled an attempt by thieves to make off with event proceeds.’
    • ‘This is a singles event and all proceeds will go to Croí and Mayo Cancer Support Group.’
    • ‘The proceeds from this event will go towards the ‘Concern Challenge In the Andes’ in which Sheila will be taking part next month.’
    • ‘As this is a charitable event, proceeds will be donated to the Alberta Children's Hospital and a student scholarship fund.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The £3,000 proceeds from December's event were handed over on Saturday at the air ambulance base at Leeds-Bradford Airport.’
    • ‘The proceeds raised at the event will go to the Kerry Hospice Foundation, a very worthy cause.’
    profits, takings, earnings, receipts, returns, income, revenue, gain, yield
    gate, gate money, gate receipts
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Early 17th century: plural of the obsolete noun proceed, in the same sense, earlier meaning procedure.