Definitions for PROOFpruf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

proofpruf(n.)

  1. evidence sufficient to establish a thing as true or believable.

  2. anything serving as such evidence.

  3. the act of testing or trying anything; test; trial:

    to put a thing to the proof.

  4. the establishment of the truth of anything; demonstration.

  5. (in judicial proceedings) evidence that seems to substantiate or corroborate a charge or allegation.

    Category: Law

  6. an arithmetical operation serving to check the correctness of a calculation.

    Category: Math

  7. Math., Logic. a sequence of steps, statements, or demonstrations that leads to a valid conclusion.

    Category: Math, Philosphy

  8. a test to determine the quality, durability, etc., of materials used in manufacture.

  9. the strength of an alcoholic liquor, esp. with reference to the standard whereby 100 proof signifies an alcoholic content of 50 percent.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  10. Photog. a trial print from a negative.

    Category: Photography

  11. Print. a trial impression, as of composed type, taken to correct errors and make alterations. one of a number of early and superior impressions taken before the printing of the ordinary issue.

    Category: Printing

  12. one of a limited number of coins of a new issue struck from polished dies on a blank having a polished or matte surface.

    Category: Numismatics

  13. the state of having been tested.

  14. (adj.)able to withstand; impenetrable, impervious, or invulnerable:

    proof against attack; proof against leakage.

  15. used for testing or proving; serving as proof.

  16. of standard strength, as an alcoholic liquor.

  17. of tested or proven strength or quality:

    proof armor.

  18. (v.t.)to examine for flaws, errors, etc.; check against a standard.

  19. Print.

    Category: Printing

    Ref: prove (def. 7). 7

  20. Ref: proofread.

  21. to treat or coat for the purpose of rendering resistant to deterioration, damage, etc. (often used in combination).

  22. to combine (yeast) with warm water so that a bubbling action occurs. to cause (bread dough, etc.) to rise by adding baker's yeast.

    Category: Cooking

  23. (v.i.)(of yeast) to bubble or foam when mixed with warm water, milk, etc.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of proof:

1175–1225; ME prove, prooff, alter. (by assoc. with the vowel of prove ) of preove, pref < MF preve, proeve < LL proba a test, n. der. of L probāre to approve of, examine, prove

-proof

  1. a combining form of proof , with the meaning “resistant, impervious to” that specified by the initial element:

    childproof; waterproof.

    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proof, cogent evidence(noun)

    any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

    "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"

  2. proof(noun)

    a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

  3. proof(noun)

    a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)

  4. proof, test copy, trial impression(noun)

    (printing) an impression made to check for errors

  5. proof(noun)

    a trial photographic print from a negative

  6. validation, proof, substantiation(adj)

    the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something

  7. proof(p)(verb)

    (used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand

    "temptation-proof"; "childproof locks"

  8. proof(verb)

    make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset

  9. proof(verb)

    knead to reach proper lightness

    "proof dough"

  10. proofread, proof(verb)

    read for errors

    "I should proofread my manuscripts"

  11. proof(verb)

    activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk

    "proof yeast"

  12. proof(verb)

    make resistant (to harm)

    "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. proof(noun)pruf

    information that shows sth is definitely true or happened

    The prosecution presented no proof that he was guilty.

  2. proofpruf

    a document that shows who you are

Wiktionary

  1. proof(Noun)

    An effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.

  2. proof(Noun)

    The degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments which induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration.

  3. proof(Noun)

    The quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness which resists impression, or doesn't yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.

  4. proof(Noun)

    Experience of something.

  5. proof(Noun)

    Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.

  6. proof(Noun)

    A proof sheet; a trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination.

  7. proof(Noun)

    A sequence of statements consisting of axioms, assumptions, statements already demonstrated in another proof, and statements that logically follow from previous statements in the sequence, and which concludes with a statement that is the object of the proof.

  8. proof(Noun)

    A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Compare prove, transitive verb, 5.

  9. proof(Noun)

    Armour of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armour of proof.

  10. proof(Verb)

    To proofread.

  11. proof(Verb)

    To make resistant, especially to water.

  12. proof(Verb)

    To knead, as in bread dough.

  13. proof(Noun)

    A measure of the alcohol content of liquor. Originally, in Britain, 100 proof was defined as 57.1% by volume (not used anymore). In the US, 100 proof means that the alcohol content is 50% of the total volume of the liquid, and thus, absolute alcohol would be 200 proof.

  14. proof(Adjective)

    Used in proving or testing.

    a proof load; a proof charge

  15. proof(Adjective)

    Firm or successful in resisting.

  16. proof(Adjective)

    Being of a certain standard as to alcohol content.

  17. Origin: From proof, from prove, from proba, from probare; see prove.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proof(noun)

    any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial

  2. Proof(noun)

    that degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments that induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration

  3. Proof(noun)

    the quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness that resists impression, or does not yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies

  4. Proof(noun)

    firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken

  5. Proof(noun)

    a trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination; -- called also proof sheet

  6. Proof(noun)

    a process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Cf. Prove, v. t., 5

  7. Proof(verb)

    armor of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armor of proof

  8. Proof(adj)

    used in proving or testing; as, a proof load, or proof charge

  9. Proof(adj)

    firm or successful in resisting; as, proof against harm; waterproof; bombproof

  10. Proof(adj)

    being of a certain standard as to strength; -- said of alcoholic liquors

Freebase

  1. Alcohol proof

    Alcohol proof is a measure of how much alcohol is contained in an alcoholic beverage. The term was originally used in the United Kingdom and was defined as 7/4 times the alcohol by volume. The UK now uses the ABV standard instead of alcohol proof. In the United States, alcoholic proof is defined as twice the percentage of ABV. The measurement of alcohol content and the statement of this content on the bottle labels of alcoholic beverages is regulated by law in many countries. The purpose of the regulation is to provide pertinent information to the consumer.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PROOF' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3664

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PROOF' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3410

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PROOF' in Nouns Frequency: #1415


Translations for PROOF

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

proof(noun)

(a piece of) evidence, information etc that shows definitely that something is true

We still have no proof that he is innocent.

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