### 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 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"

proof(noun)

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

proof(noun)

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

proof, test copy, trial impression(noun)

(printing) an impression made to check for errors

proof(noun)

a trial photographic print from a negative

validation, proof, substantiation(adj)

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"

proof(verb)

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

proof(verb)

knead to reach proper lightness

"proof dough"

proofread, proof(verb)

read for errors

"I should proofread my manuscripts"

proof(verb)

activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk

"proof yeast"

proof(verb)

make resistant (to harm)

"proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"

### Wiktionary

proof(Noun)

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

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

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

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

Experience of something.

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

Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To proofread.

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

To make resistant, especially to water.

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

To knead, as in bread dough.

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

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

Used in proving or testing.

a proof load; a proof charge

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

Firm or successful in resisting.

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

Being of a certain standard as to alcohol content.

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

### Webster Dictionary

Proof(noun)

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

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

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

Proof(noun)

firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken

Proof(noun)

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

Proof(noun)

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

Proof(verb)

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

Proof(adj)

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

Proof(adj)

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

Proof(adj)

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

French President Francois Hollande:

Here I am speaking in the name of France, the idea... is not just provocative it is really unrealistic and would be

**proof**that there is no negotiation and no discussion taking place.We preach this idea that intervention changes something in the brain, but we rarely have

**proof**of that, this is one of the first times in my career that I've seen that so clearly.I think that it is further

**proof**that the legal system protects police officers for criminal responsibility no matter what they do, and I believe that this shows that a Black man can be executed, literally in broad daylight, shot in the back of the neck, and a police officer can get off scot-free on a legal technicality.We have never gotten any

**proof**about buses showing up at polling places, the Boston Globe's not in a private place. The Boston Globe's The Boston Globe.People can say whatever they want, and I think China has been saying a lot of things for the past couple of decades, you need to ask yourself what, from a practical perspective, is really happening. We need to see the

**proof**in actions, not just in verbiage.

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## Translations for **proof**

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- برهانArabic
- provaCatalan, Valencian
- důkazCzech
- bevisDanish
- BeweisGerman
- απόδειξηGreek
- pruvoEsperanto
- pruebaSpanish
- اثباتPersian
- koestus, todiste, todistus, koe, koevedosFinnish
- 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
- dovadă, probăRomanian
- корректура, доказательствоRussian
- proba, prova, proaSardinian
- bevisSwedish
- ஆதாரம்Tamil
- ప్రూఫ్Telugu
- พิสูจน์Thai
- kanıtTurkish
- доказUkrainian
- ثبوتUrdu
- bằng chứngVietnamese
- באווייזYiddish
- 证明Chinese

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