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"
a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
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
a trial photographic print from a negative
validation, proof, substantiation(adj)
the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
(used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand
"temptation-proof"; "childproof locks"
make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset
knead to reach proper lightness
read for errors
"I should proofread my manuscripts"
activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk
make resistant (to harm)
"proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"
An effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.
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.
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.
Experience of something.
Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.
A proof sheet; a trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination.
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.
A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Compare prove, transitive verb, 5.
Armour of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armour of proof.
To make resistant, especially to water.
To knead, as in bread dough.
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.
Used in proving or testing.
a proof load; a proof charge
Firm or successful in resisting.
Being of a certain standard as to alcohol content.
Origin: From proof, from prove, from proba, from probare; see prove.
any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial
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
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
firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken
a trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination; -- called also proof sheet
a process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Cf. Prove, v. t., 5
armor of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armor of proof
used in proving or testing; as, a proof load, or proof charge
firm or successful in resisting; as, proof against harm; waterproof; bombproof
being of a certain standard as to strength; -- said of alcoholic liquors
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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
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.
Capable of withstanding; as, bomb-proof, shot-proof.
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Rank popularity for the word 'proof' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3410
Rank popularity for the word 'proof' in Nouns Frequency: #1415
The numerical value of proof in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of proof in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- provaCatalan, Valencian
- koestus, todiste, todistus, koe, koevedosFinnish
- preuve, épreuveFrench
- dearbhadh, dìonachScottish Gaelic
- bizonyítás, bizonyítékHungarian
- dovadă, probăRomanian
- корректура, доказательствоRussian
- proba, prova, proaSardinian
- bằng chứngVietnamese
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