What does prowess mean?

Definitions for prowess
ˈpraʊ ɪsprowess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. art, artistry, prowess(noun)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. prowess(Noun)

    Skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity.

    Etymology: From proeche (Modern French: prouesse)

  2. prowess(Noun)

    Distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism

    Etymology: From proeche (Modern French: prouesse)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prowess(adj)

    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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Never underestimate the powers and prowess of your small efforts. Think of the "Butterfly Effect", which underscores the fact that even a tiny butterfly stirring the calm air in California can transform severe storm systems next month in Korea.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Classes differentiate themselves from masses by the yardstick of mental prowess standard than by the monetary power status. A true leader hails from the classes and others belong to the masses.

  5. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel:

    I always thought that we needed to more clearly define our political strategy along with our military strategy, 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.

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Translations for prowess

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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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