### What does **proof** mean?

# Definitions for proof

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#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **proof**.

### Princeton's WordNet

proof, cogent evidencenoun

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"

proofnoun

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

proofnoun

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

proof, test copy, trial impressionnoun

(printing) an impression made to check for errors

proofnoun

a trial photographic print from a negative

validation, proof, substantiationadjective

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

proof(p)verb

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

"temptation-proof"; "childproof locks"

proofverb

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

proofverb

knead to reach proper lightness

"proof dough"

proofread, proofverb

read for errors

"I should proofread my manuscripts"

proofverb

activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk

"proof yeast"

proofverb

make resistant (to harm)

"proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"

### Wiktionary

proofnoun

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

proofnoun

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.

proofnoun

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.

proofnoun

Experience of something.

proofnoun

Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.

proofnoun

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

proofnoun

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.

proofnoun

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

proofnoun

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

proofverb

To proofread.

proofverb

To make resistant, especially to water.

proofverb

To knead, as in bread dough.

proofnoun

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.

proofadjective

Used in proving or testing.

a proof load; a proof charge

proofadjective

Firm or successful in resisting.

proofadjective

Being of a certain standard as to alcohol content.

**Etymology:**From proof, from prove, from proba, from probare; see prove.

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Prief

for proof.

*Edmund Spenser.*Proofadjective

This word, though used as an adjective, is only elliptically put for of proof.

Now put your shields before your hearts, and fight

With hearts more*proof*than shields.*William Shakespeare.*Opportunity I here have had

To try thee, sift thee, and confess have found thee*Proof*against all temptation, as a rock

Of adamant.*John Milton, Par. Regain’d.*He past expression lov’d,

*Proof*to disdain, and not to be remov’d.*Dryden.*When the mind is throughly tinctured, the man will be

*proof*against all oppositions.*Collier.*Guiltless of hate, and

*proof*against desire;

That all things weighs, and nothing can admire.*Dryden.*When a capuchin, that was thought

*proof*against bribes, had undertaken to carry on the work, he died a little after.*Addison.*Imagin’d wise,

Constant, mature,*proof against*all assaults.*John Milton.*Deep in the snowy Alps, a lump of ice

By frost was harden’d to a mighty price;*Proof to*the sun it now securely lies,

And the warm dog-star’s hottest rage defies.*Addison.*The God of day,

To make him*proof against*the burning ray,

His temples with celestial ointment wet.*Addison.*Proofnoun

**Etymology:**from*prove.*That they all have always so testified, I see not how we should possibly wish a

*proof*more palpable than this.*Richard Hooker.*This has neither evidence of truth, nor

*proof*sufficient to give it warrant.*Richard Hooker.*Though the manner of their trials should be altered, yet the

*proof*of every thing must needs be by the testimony of such persons as the parties shall produce.*Edmund Spenser.*That which I shall report will bear no credit,

Were not the*proof*so high.*William Shakespeare.*One soul in both, whereof good

*proof*

This day affords.*John Milton.*This, vers’d in death, th’ infernal knight relates,

And then for*proof*fulfill’d their common fates.*Dryden.*Those intervening ideas, which serve to shew the agreement of any two others, are called

*proofs.**John Locke.*Retire or taste thy folly, and learn by

*proof,*

Hell-born! not to contend with spirits of heav’n.*John Milton.*Sampson,

This day to Dagon is a solemn feast,

Thy strength they know surpassing human race,

And now some publick*proof*thereof require

To honour this great feast.*John Milton, Agonistes.*When the imagination hath contrived the frame of such an instrument, and conceives that the event must infallibly answer its hopes, yet then does it strangely deceive in the

*proof.**John Wilkins, Math. Magick.*Gave, while he taught, and edify’d the more,

Because he shew’d, by*proof,*’twas easy to be poor.*Dryd.*My paper gives a timorous writer an opportunity of putting his abilities to the

*proof.**Addison.*Here for ever must I stay,

Sad*proof*how well a lover can obey.*Alexander Pope.*Add

*proof*unto mine armour with thy prayers,

And with thy blessings steel my lance’s point.*William Shakespeare.*To me the cries of fighting fields are charms,

Keen be my sabre, and of*proof*my arms;

I ask no other blessing of my stars.*Dryden.*With arms of

*proof,*both for myself and thee,

Chuse thou the best.*Dryden.*He Bellona’s bridegroom, lapt in

*proof,*

Confronted him.*William Shakespeare, Macbeth.*

### Webster Dictionary

Proofnoun

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

Proofnoun

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

Proofnoun

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

Proofnoun

firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken

Proofnoun

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

Proofnoun

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

Proofverb

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

Proofadjective

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

Proofadjective

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

Proofadjective

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

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Proof

prōōf,

*n.*that which proves or establishes the truth of anything: test: (*obs.*) experience: experiment: any process to discover or establish a truth: that which convinces: demonstration: evidence which convinces the mind: state of having been proved: (*pl.*) in equity practice, the instruments of evidence in their documentary form: (*Scots law*) the taking of evidence by a judge upon an issue framed in pleading: a test, hence 'Armour of proof,' armour proved to be trustworthy: (*arith.*) an operation checking the accuracy of a calculation: firmness of mind: a certain strength of alcoholic spirits: (*print.*) an impression taken for correction, also 'proof-sheet:' an early impression of an engraving—'proof before letter'=one taken before the title is engraved on the plate: (*phot.*) the first print from a negative.—*adj.*firm in resisting: noting alcoholic liquors having the specific gravity 0.920:—*pl.***Proofs**.—*ns.***Proof′-arm′our**, armour proved to be able to resist ordinary weapons;**Proof′-charge**, an extraordinary amount of powder and shot put into a gun to test its strength;**Proof′-house**, a house fitted up for proving the barrels of firearms;**Proof′-leaf**(same as**Proof-sheet**).—*adj.***Proof′less**, wanting proof or evidence.—*ns.***Proof′-mark**, a mark stamped on a gun to show that it has stood the test;**Proof′-read′er**, a person who reads printed proofs to discover and correct errors;**Proof′-sheet**, an impression taken on a slip of paper for correction before printing finally;**Proof′-spir′it**, a mixture containing fixed proportions of alcohol and water—nearly half its weight and fully half its volume of alcohol;**Proof′-text**, a passage of Scripture held to prove a certain doctrine.—**Artist's proof**, a first impression from an engraved plate or block;**Burden of proof**(see**Burden**);**India proof**(see**Indian**). [O. Fr.*prove*(Fr.*preuve*)—L.*probāre*, to prove.]

### Dictionary of Nautical Terms

proof

The trial of the quality of arms, ammunition, &c., before their reception for service. Guns are proved by various examinations, and by the firing of prescribed charges; powder by examinations, and by carefully measured firings from each batch.

### Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

proof

A term applied to the testing of powder, and also of ordnance, which are always fired with a regulated charge of powder and shot, to test their strength and soundness.

proof

Conclusive evidence.

proof

Capable of withstanding; as, bomb-proof, shot-proof.

### Editors Contribution

proof

A process and data to prove.

The proof of what's occurring is vital.

Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020

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### British National Corpus

Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

Written Corpus Frequency

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

Nouns Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of proof in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of proof in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**7**

### Examples of proof in a Sentence

Acceptance without

**proof**is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without**proof**is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.Every single day there's rumors about me and my dude, and it almost drives me crazy, because I start to believe them. I don't have no

**proof**. I don't have receipts.In our minds, this is Brexit-

**proof**, one of the points that we put forward to Cornwall council and the UK, in particular, is that you can't move a tin deposit.That was interesting and promising and gave a

**proof**of concept that these vaccines can be developed. There's a lot of work ongoing and we're hopeful that we'll have an HSV vaccine in the future.There's doctors, nurses and scientists on the frontlines. They're living

**proof**that most superheroes don't wear capes, we hope this bit of entertainment can feed and fuel your souls.

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## Translations for **proof**

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- برهانArabic
- provaCatalan, Valencian
- důkazCzech
- bevisDanish
- BeweisGerman
- απόδειξηGreek
- pruvoEsperanto
- pruebaSpanish
- اثباتPersian
- koevedos, koestus, todiste, todistus, koeFinnish
- preuve, épreuveFrench
- dearbhadh, dìonachScottish Gaelic
- probaGalician
- ראיהHebrew
- प्रमाणHindi
- bizonyítás, bizonyítékHungarian
- ապացույցArmenian
- buktiIndonesian
- provaItalian
- הוכחהHebrew
- 証拠Japanese
- дәлелKazakh
- ಪುರಾವೆKannada
- 증거Korean
- بهلگهKurdish
- probationemLatin
- buktiMalay
- bewijsDutch
- bevisNorwegian
- dowódPolish
- provaPortuguese
- cumprovaRomansh
- probă, dovadăRomanian
- доказательство, корректураRussian
- prova, proba, proaSardinian
- bevisSwedish
- ஆதாரம்Tamil
- ప్రూఫ్Telugu
- พิสูจน์Thai
- kanıtTurkish
- доказUkrainian
- ثبوتUrdu
- bằng chứngVietnamese
- באווייזYiddish
- 证明Chinese

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