What does the word proceeding mean?

Usage examples for proceeding

  1. Our usual proceeding in such cases was to leap out and push the boat off. – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  2. Yes, the boat was not proceeding as she had done. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  3. The whole proceeding did little credit to a Liberal House of Commons. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease