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Proof meaning

proof - 18 dictionary results

  1. 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"
  2. 2. ( printing) an impression made to check for errors
  3. 3. a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
  4. 4. make resistant to water, sound, errors, etc.; " proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"
  5. 5. read for errors; " I should proofread my manuscripts"
  6. 6. knead to reach proper lightness; " proof dough"
  7. 7. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.
  11. 11. A trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination; -- called also proof sheet.
  12. 12. A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Cf. Prove, v. t., 5.
  13. 13. Armor of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armor of proof.
  14. 14. Used in proving or testing; as, a proof load, or proof charge.
  15. 15. Firm or successful in resisting; as, proof against harm; waterproof; bombproof.
  16. 16. Being of a certain standard as to strength; -- said of alcoholic liquors.
  17. 17. Able to withstand.
  18. 18. Test; evidence; demonstration; impression of types, & c., taken for correction.

proof - examples of usage

  1. He called her " she," which was a proof of it. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " You've no proof," he answered. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " We've no proof, you know," I said. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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