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Meaning & Definition of Proof in English

English

Proof

/pruf/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • proof
  • ,
  • cogent evidence

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

    synonym:
  • proof

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

    synonym:
  • proof

4. (printing) an impression made to check for errors

    synonym:
  • proof
  • ,
  • test copy
  • ,
  • trial impression

5. A trial photographic print from a negative

    synonym:
  • proof

6. The act of validating

  • Finding or testing the truth of something
    synonym:
  • validation
  • ,
  • proof
  • ,
  • substantiation

verb

1. Make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset

    synonym:
  • proof

2. Knead to reach proper lightness

  • "Proof dough"
    synonym:
  • proof

3. Read for errors

  • "I should proofread my manuscripts"
    synonym:
  • proofread
  • ,
  • proof

4. Activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk

  • "Proof yeast"
    synonym:
  • proof

5. Make resistant (to harm)

  • "Proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"
    synonym:
  • proof

adjective

1. (used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand

  • "Temptation-proof"
  • "Childproof locks"
    synonym:
  • proof(p)

Examples of using

Where's the proof that he committed a crime?
The proof is irrefutable.
Do you have any proof?