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English adjective: proof

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


SamplesTemptation-proof.
Childproof locks.


Similarimperviable, impervious


Antonymspervious


English noun: proof

1. proof (cognition) any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something


SamplesIf you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it.


Synonymscogent evidence


Broader (hypernym)evidence, grounds


Narrower (hyponym)check, confirmation, establishment, substantiation, validation, verification

2. proof (communication) a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it


Broader (hypernym)argument, statement


Narrower (hyponym)demonstration, logical proof, mathematical proof, monstrance


Domain categorylogic, math, mathematics, maths

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


Broader (hypernym)amount, measure, quantity

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


Synonymstest copy, trial impression


Broader (hypernym)impression, printing


Narrower (hyponym)foundry proof, galley proof


Domain categoryprinting, printing process

5. proof (artifact) a trial photographic print from a negative


Broader (hypernym)photographic print, print

6. proof (act) the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something


Synonymssubstantiation, validation


Broader (hypernym)determination, finding


Narrower (hyponym)authentication, certification, documentation, monetisation, monetization, probate, support


English verb: proof

1. proof (creation) make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

2. proof (contact) knead to reach proper lightness


SamplesProof dough.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)knead, work

3. proof (cognition) read for errors


SamplesI should proofread my manuscripts.


Synonymsproofread


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it


Entailread

4. proof (change) activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk


SamplesProof yeast.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

5. proof (change) make resistant (to harm)


SamplesProof the materials against shrinking in the dryer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strengthen


Narrower (hyponym)bombproof, bulletproof, child-proof, childproof, fireproof, foolproof, goof-proof, goofproof, weatherproof









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