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proof

proof

 
pronunciation:
pruf
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any material that proves something is true or real.
Scientists are searching for proof of life on other planets.
synonyms:
evidence
similar words:
support, testimony
definition 2: a test for truth or quality.
We will put those men to the proof to find out which is the real prince.
synonyms:
test
similar words:
examination, inspection
definition 3: a trial piece of printed material used for finding and correcting mistakes before the final printing.
The author checked the proofs of her novel.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: protecting against or resisting damage.
My new boots are proof against snow and rain.
synonyms:
tight
similar words:
repellent, treated, waterproof
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: proofed, proofing, proofs
definition 1: to check or test.
The baker proofed the yeast before he made the bread.
synonyms:
check, test
similar words:
evaluate, examine, inspect
definition 2: to improve so as to protect against or resist weather damage.
We proofed our tent before the camping trip.
similar words:
waterproof
definition 3: to proofread.
I always proof my homework before I hand it in.
synonyms:
proofread
similar words:
edit