Definitions for proof
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word proof.
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"
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 impressionnoun
(printing) an impression made to check for errors
a trial photographic print from a negative
validation, proof, substantiationadjective
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.
Etymology: From proof, from prove, from proba, from probare; see prove.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A process and data to prove.
The proof of what's occurring is vital.
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Rank popularity for the word 'proof' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3664
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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
The accusations against my father have been one-sided from the beginning, i’ve witnessed my father’s reputation and legendary works be dismissed without any proof.
The proof on these counts at trial would establish that these payments were made in order to ensure that each recipient of the payments did not publicize their stories of alleged affairs with the candidate.
Fame is proof that people are gullible.
Always keep a track and proof of your shares quantity because you never know when your brokerage house may vanish its number from your portfolio without your notice. Get your share amount audited by CA regularly because of stock brokers cheating nature to its clients
Given the lack of a clear archaeological parallel to the stepped structure, the purpose of the staircase remains the mystery, it is certainly possible the rabbinical sources provide valuable information about structures, such as this, although for the time being there is no definitive proof.
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- provaCatalan, Valencian
- koevedos, koestus, todiste, todistus, koeFinnish
- preuve, épreuveFrench
- dearbhadh, dìonachScottish Gaelic
- bizonyítás, bizonyítékHungarian
- probă, dovadăRomanian
- доказательство, корректураRussian
- prova, proba, proaSardinian
- bằng chứngVietnamese
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