(noun, verb)


1. a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

- the procedure of obtaining a driver's license

- it was a process of trial and error

Similar word(s): procedure

Definition categories: act, activity

2. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

- the process of thinking

Similar word(s): operation

Definition categories: thought, cognition, knowledge, noesis

3. a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant

Similar word(s): summons

Definition categories: communication, writ

4. a mental process that you are not directly aware of

- the process of denial

Definition categories: thought, cognition, knowledge, noesis

5. a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

- a bony process

Similar word(s): appendage, outgrowth

Definition categories: body

6. a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

- events now in process

- the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls

Definition categories: general

Sentences with process as a noun:

- This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.


1. subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

- process cheese

- process hair

Similar word(s): treat

Definition categories: change, affect, impact, touch

2. deal with in a routine way

- process a loan

- process the applicants

Definition categories: social, care, deal, handle, manage

3. perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information

- The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech

Definition categories: cognition, calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon

4. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

- He was warned that the district attorney would process him

Similar word(s): action, litigate, sue

Definition categories: social, challenge

5. march in a procession

- They processed into the dining room

Similar word(s): march

Definition categories: motion, walk

6. shape, form, or improve a material

- process iron

Similar word(s): work

Definition categories: creation, transform, transmute, transubstantiate

7. deliver a warrant or summons to someone

- He was processed by the sheriff

Similar word(s): serve

Definition categories: contact, deliver

Sentences with process as a verb:

- We have processed the data using our proven techniques, and have come to the following conclusions.