What does prowess mean?

Definitions for prowess
ˈpraʊ ɪsprow·ess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. art, artistry, prowessnoun

    a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

    "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"

Wiktionary

  1. prowessnoun

    Skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity.

    Etymology: From proeche (Modern French: prouesse)

  2. prowessnoun

    Distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism

    Etymology: From proeche (Modern French: prouesse)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prowessadjective

    distinguished bravery; valor; especially, military bravery and skill; gallantry; intrepidity; fearlessness

    Etymology: [OF. proece, proesce, F. prouesse. See Prow, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prowess

    prow′es, n. bravery, esp. in war: valour: daring.—adj. Prow (arch.), brave, valiant:—superl. Prow′est. [O. Fr. prou (Fr. preux), perh. from prod in prodesse, to do good.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. prowess

    Valor; bravery in the field; military gallantry.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prowess in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prowess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prowess in a Sentence

  1. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Famous shipbuilders such as Donald Mackay referred to a certain part of his ships as having a 'forepeak'. Has anyone discovered any of his contemporaries as seeking to exceed his prowess by incorporating five, six or more 'peaks' in their ship design?

  2. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel:

    There is no military solution to this. We are up against an ideology, we are up against a reality, a set of dynamics we've never seen before -- sophistication of social media, the military prowess, the tactical strategic prowess that ISIS possesses, the funding.

  3. Sanjay Gupta:

    They had an illness for about two weeks, and three months later, they're still not feeling' quite right,' they were aggressive athletes or were exercising and... they still haven't gotten back to that prowess that they were pre-illness.

  4. Tom Brady:

    Because Tom put the kid’s behavior out there. It’s really Tom’s fault. And I don’t know Tom — I’m a great admirer of his physical prowess and his football ability — but don’t put your kid up on an Internet show and then get pissed when people comment on her behavior. You’re putting it out there for people to comment on. That’s what a TV show is.

  5. Jack Kim:

    In this year of the seventh party congress, the military and the people accomplished the great success in the first hydrogen bomb test and the launch of an earth observation satellite, Kwangmyongsong-4, to brilliantly illuminate the prowess of Juche Joson, unprecedented results have been accomplished.

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  • dovednost, obratnost, zručnost, hrdinstvíCzech
  • Heldenmut, Fähigkeiten, Können, TapferkeitGerman
  • ανδρεία, δεξιότηταGreek
  • destreza, capacidad, habilidad, proezaSpanish
  • taitavuus, sankaruusFinnish
  • fait d'armes, adresse, exploit, prouesse, dextérité, héroïsme, haut fait, habiletéFrench
  • calmachtIrish
  • խիզախություն, ճարպկություն, հմտությունArmenian
  • prodezzaItalian
  • תעוזהHebrew
  • 武勇, 技量Japanese
  • ririMāori
  • bekwaamheid, heldenmoed, dapperheidDutch
  • destrezaPortuguese
  • умение, храбрость, отвага, мастерство, удаль, доблестьRussian
  • spretnost, одважност, odvažnost, спретностSerbo-Croatian
  • hjältemod, tapperhet, skicklighetSwedish
  • வீரம்Tamil
  • galing, abilidadTagalog
  • yiğitlik, cesaret, maharet, hüner, kahramanlıkTurkish
  • 实力Chinese

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