Proof (noun)

An effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.

Proof (noun)

The degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments which induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration.

Proof (noun)

The quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness which resists impression, or does not yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.

Proof (noun)

Experience of something.

Proof (noun)

Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.

Proof (noun)

A proof sheet; a trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination.

Proof (noun)

A sequence of statements consisting of axioms, assumptions, statements already demonstrated in another proof, and statements that logically follow from previous statements in the sequence, and which concludes with a statement that is the object of the proof.

Proof (noun)

A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Compare prove, transitive verb, 5.

Proof (noun)

Armour of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armour of proof.

Proof (noun)

A measure of the alcohol content of liquor. Originally, in Britain, 100 proof was defined as 57.1% by volume (not used anymore). In the US, 100 proof means that the alcohol content is 50% of the total volume of the liquid, and thus, absolute alcohol would be 200 proof.

Proof (adjective)

Used in proving or testing.

“a proof load; a proof charge”

Proof (adjective)

Firm or successful in resisting.

“proof against harm”

“waterproof; bombproof.”

Proof (adjective)

Being of a certain standard as to alcohol content.

Proof (verb)

To proofread.

Proof (verb)

To make resistant, especially to water.

Proof (verb)

To allow yeast-containing dough to rise.

Proof (verb)

To test the activeness of yeast.

Prove (verb)

To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for.

“I will prove that my method is more effective than yours.”

Prove (verb)

To turn out; to manifest.

“It proved to be a cold day.”

Prove (verb)

To turn out to be.

“Have an exit strategy should your calculations prove incorrect.”

Prove (verb)

To put to the test, to make trial of.

“They took the experimental car to the proving-grounds.”

“The exception proves the rule.”

“ux|en|The hypothesis has not been proven to our satisfaction.”

Prove (verb)

To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify.

“to prove a will”

Prove (verb)

To experience

Prove (verb)

To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of.

“to prove a page”

Prove (noun)

The process of dough proofing.

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