pro-, por-, pur-
(Greek > Latin: a prefix signifying before; forward, forth; for, in favor of; in front of; in place of, on behalf of; according to; as, to place before; to go before or forward, to throw forward)
An elephant's trunk, perhaps the best known example, is a long muscular elongation of the upper lip and nose. It is used for transferring food to the mouth, and for sucking up water, which is then squirted into the mouth.
The end of the trunk has a pair of nostrils and also finger-like lobes, which can pick up small objects.2. The slender tubular feeding and sucking structure of some insects (moths or butterflies) and worms.
3. In general, a proboscis is an elongated appendage of a living organism.
The most common usage is to refer to the tubular feeding and sucking organ of certain invertebrates like insects, worms, and mollusks.4. The term is used for primate organs as well: an elongated human nose, especially a prominent one, is sometimes called a proboscis (as a joke) and the Proboscis Monkey is named for its enormous nose.
2. A particular course of action intended to achieve a result; an established or correct method of doing something: "We had to follow a procedure for completing our tax form."
3. A process or series of acts; especially, of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work; any means of doing or accomplishing something.
4. Etymology: "fact" or "manner of proceeding", from French procédure, "manner of proceeding"; from Old French proceder, from Latin procedere, "to go forward, to advance"; from pro-, "forward" + cedere, "to go".
2. To go on or forward; especially, after a stop or interruption.
3. To begin and to carry on an action or process.
4. To bring legal action against someone.
5. Etymology: from Old French proceder, from Latin procedere "to go forward, to advance; from pro-, "forward" + cedere, "to go, to leave".
2. The act of someone who or that which goes forward.
2. In law, any action instituted in a court.
3. Any of the various steps taken in a cause; such as, a proceeding by legal writ of error.
2. The amount derived from the disposal of goods, work, or the use of financial investments.
3. Money derived from a sale or other commercial transaction.
2. Relating to or located on or near the front of the head or the brain; for example, of an embryo.
2. A series of natural occurrences that produce change or development.
3. The entire proceedings in a lawsuit.
4. A summons or writ ordering someone to appear in court.
5. In biology, a part that naturally grows on or sticks out on an organism.
6. Etymology: "fact of being carried on"; that is "in process", from Old French proces, "journey"; from Latin processus, "process, advance, progress"; from the past participle stem of procedere, "to go forward".
2. The act of moving ahead toward a goal: The college students were in a procession to the football stadium in hopes of seeing their team win the championship.
2. A hymn or other piece of music that accompanies the entry of the clergy into a church.
3. A book of hymns and prayers for use during a religious procession.
2. Anyone who takes part in a procession.