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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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


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