evidence sufficient to establish a thing as true, or to produce belief in its truth.
anything serving as such evidence:
What proof do you have?
the act of testing or making trial of anything; test; trial:
to put a thing to the proof.
the establishment of the truth of anything; demonstration.
Law. (in judicial proceedings) evidence having probative weight.
the effect of evidence in convincing the mind.
an arithmetical operation serving to check the correctness of a calculation.
Mathematics, Logic. a sequence of steps, statements, or demonstrations that leads to a valid conclusion.
a test to determine the quality, durability, etc., of materials used in manufacture.
the arbitrary standard strength, as of an alcoholic liquor.
strength with reference to this standard: “100 proof” signifies a proof spirit, usually 50% alcohol.
Photography. a trial print from a negative.
a trial impression, as of composed type, taken to correct errors and make alterations.
one of a number of early and superior impressions taken before the printing of the ordinary issue:
to pull a proof.
(in printmaking) an impression taken from a plate or the like to show the quality or condition of work during the process of execution; a print pulled for examination while working on a plate, block, stone, etc.
Numismatics. one of a limited number of coins of a new issue struck from polished dies on a blank having a polished or matte surface.
the state of having been tested and approved.
proved strength, as of armor.
Scots Law. the trial of a case by a judge alone, without a jury.
able to withstand; successful in not being overcome:
proof against temptation.
impenetrable, impervious, or invulnerable:
proof against outside temperature changes.
used for testing or proving; serving as proof.
of standard strength, as an alcoholic liquor.
of tested or proven strength or quality:
noting pieces of pure gold and silver that the U.S. assay and mint offices use as standards.
verb (used with object)
to test; examine for flaws, errors, etc.; check against a standard or standards.
Printing. prove (def 7).
to treat or coat for the purpose of rendering resistant to deterioration, damage, etc. (often used in combination):
to proof a house against termites; to shrink-proof a shirt.
to test the effectiveness of (yeast), as by combining with warm water so that a bubbling action occurs.
to cause (especially bread dough) to rise due to the addition of baker’s yeast or other leavening.
to treat (a coat, jacket, etc) so as to renew its texture, waterproof qualities, etc
to provide a new proof of (a book, galley, etc)
any evidence that establishes or helps to establish the truth, validity, quality, etc, of something
(law) the whole body of evidence upon which the verdict of a court is based
(maths, logic) a sequence of steps or statements that establishes the truth of a proposition See also direct (sense 17), induction (sense 4), induction (sense 8)
the act of testing the truth of something (esp in the phrase put to the proof)
(Scots law) trial before a judge without a jury
(printing) a trial impression made from composed type, or a print-out (from a laser printer, etc) for the correction of errors
(in engraving, etc) a print made by an artist or under his supervision for his own satisfaction before he hands the plate over to a professional printer
(photog) a trial print from a negative
the alcoholic strength of proof spirit
the strength of a beverage or other alcoholic liquor as measured on a scale in which the strength of proof spirit is 100 degrees
(usually postpositive) foll by against. able to resist; impervious (to): the roof is proof against rain
having the alcoholic strength of proof spirit
of proved strength or impenetrability: proof armour
(transitive) to take a proof from (type matter, a plate, etc)
to proofread (text) or inspect (a print, etc), as for approval
to render (something) proof, esp to waterproof
A demonstration of the truth of a mathematical or logical statement, based on axioms and theorems derived from those axioms.
noun 1. comparative relation between things or magnitudes as to size, quantity, number, etc.; ratio. 2. proper relation between things or parts: to have tastes way out of proportion to one’s financial means. 3. relative size or extent. 4. proportions, dimensions or size: a rock of gigantic proportions. 5. a portion or part in its […]
verb (used with object), proposed, proposing. 1. to offer or suggest (a matter, subject, case, etc.) for consideration, acceptance, or action: to propose a new method. 2. to offer (a toast). 3. to suggest: He proposed that a messenger be sent. 4. to present or nominate (a person) for some position, office, membership, etc. 5. […]
noun, Printing. 1. a proof, usually pulled on glossy paper, of a fidelity suitable for reproduction by photography for making a plate.
adjective 1. deserving of reproof.