1. [ noun ] any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
Synonyms: cogent_evidence

"if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"

Related terms: evidence confirmation establishment
2. [ noun ] (logic or mathematics) a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
Related terms: argument demonstration logical_proof mathematical_proof mathematics logic
3. [ noun ] (printing) a trial impression made to check for errors
Synonyms: trial_impression test_copy
Related terms: impression galley_proof foundry_proof printing
4. [ verb ] (photography) make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset
Related terms: produce
5. [ noun ] (photography) a trial photographic print from a negative
Related terms: photographic_print
6. [ verb ] knead to reach proper lightness

"proof dough"

Related terms: knead
7. [ verb ] activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk

"proof yeast"

Related terms: change
8. [ verb ] read for errors
Synonyms: proofread

"I should proofread my manuscripts"

Related terms: see read
9. [ verb ] make resistant to water, sound, errors, etc.

"proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"

Related terms: strengthen fireproof weatherproof goofproof
10. [ adjective ] (used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand

"temptation-proof" "childproof locks"

Related terms: impervious
11. [ noun ] a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)
Related terms: measure
12. [ noun ] the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
Synonyms: validation substantiation proving validating
Related terms: determination documentation monetization probate authentication confirm
Similar spelling:   prof