|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|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|
|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|
|5.||[ noun ] (photography) a trial photographic print from a negative|
|6.||[ verb ] knead to reach proper lightness|
|7.||[ verb ] activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk|
|8.||[ verb ] read for errors|
"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"
|11.||[ noun ] a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)|
|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|