Share This

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
proof (noun)
1.
a) the cogency of evidence that compels acceptance by the mind of a truth or a fact
b) the process or an instance of establishing the validity of a statement especially by derivation from other statements in accordance with principles of reasoning
2.
obsolete - experience
3.
something that induces certainty or establishes validity
4.
archaic the quality or state of having been tested or tried , especially unyielding hardness
5.
evidence operating to determine the finding or judgment of a tribunal
6.
a) a copy (as of typeset text) made for examination or correction
b) a test impression of an engraving, etching, or lithograph
c) a coin that is struck from a highly polished die on a polished planchet, is not intended for circulation, and sometimes differs in metallic content from coins of identical design struck for circulation
d) a test photographic print made from a negative
7.
a test applied to articles or substances to determine whether they are of standard or satisfactory quality
8.
a) the minimum alcoholic strength of proof spirit
b) strength with reference to the standard for proof spirit , specifically alcoholic strength indicated by a number that is twice the percent by volume of alcohol present - whiskey of 90 proof is 45 percent alcohol
proof (adjective)
1.
able to resist or repel - boots that were…proof against cold and wet Robertson Davies often used in combination windproof
2.
used in proving or testing or as a standard of comparison
3.
of standard strength or quality or alcoholic content
proof (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to make or take a proof or test of
b) - proofread
2.
to give a resistant quality to
3.
to activate (yeast) by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
proof (noun)
something presented in support of the truth or accuracy of a claim
SYNONIMS:
attestation, confirmation, corroboration, documentation, evidence, substantiation, testament, testimonial, testimony, validation, voucher, witness
RELATED WORDS:
(the) goods; certificate, document, exhibit; demonstration, illustration; authentication, identification, manifestation, verification
NEAR ANTONYMS:
rebuttal, refutation; accusation, allegation, charge; assumption, conjecture, guess, presumption, surmise, suspicion
disproof
« Back to Dictionary

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This