# proof

- [[t]pruf[/t]]
__n.__1) evidence sufficient to establish a thing as true or believable2) anything serving as such evidence3) the act of testing or trying anything; test; trial:**to put a thing to the proof[/ex]**4) the establishment of the truth of anything; demonstration5)__law__(in judicial proceedings) evidence that seems to substantiate or corroborate a charge or allegation6)__math.__an arithmetical operation serving to check the correctness of a calculation7)__math.____pho____math.__,__logic__a sequence of steps, statements, or demonstrations that leads to a valid conclusion8) a test to determine the quality, durability, etc., of materials used in manufacture9)__vin__the strength of an alcoholic liquor, esp. with reference to the standard whereby 100 proof signifies an alcoholic content of 50 percent10)__pht__*Photog.*a trial print from a negative11)*Print.*a)__pri__a trial impression, as of composed type, taken to correct errors and make alterationsb)__pri__one of a number of early and superior impressions taken before the printing of the ordinary issue12)__num__one of a limited number of coins of a new issue struck from polished dies on a blank having a polished or matte surface13) the state of having been tested14) able to withstand; impenetrable, impervious, or invulnerable:**proof against attack; proof against leakage[/ex]**15) used for testing or proving; serving as proof16) of standard strength, as an alcoholic liquor17) of tested or proven strength or quality:**proof armor[/ex]**18) to examine for flaws, errors, etc.; check against a standard19)prove 7)__pri__*Print.*20) proofread21) to treat or coat for the purpose of rendering resistant to deterioration, damage, etc. (often used in combination)22)__coo__a) to combine (yeast) with warm water so that a bubbling action occursb) to cause (bread dough, etc.) to rise by adding baker's yeast23)__coo__(of yeast) to bubble or foam when mixed with warm water, milk, etc**•****Etymology:**1175–1225; ME*prove, prooff,*alter. (by assoc. with the vowel of prove) of*preove, pref*< MF*preve, proeve*< LL*proba*a test, n. der. of L*probāre to app*rove of, examine, prove

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