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  1. [noun] any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something; "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"
    Synonyms: cogent evidence

  2. [noun] a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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

  4. [noun] (printing) an impression made to check for errors
    Synonyms: test copy, trial impression

  5. [noun] a trial photographic print from a negative

  6. [noun] the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
    Synonyms: validation, substantiation

  7. [verb] make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset

  8. [verb] knead to reach proper lightness; "proof dough"

  9. [verb] read for errors; "I should proofread my manuscripts"
    Synonyms: read

  10. [verb] activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk; "proof yeast"

  11. [verb] make resistant to water, sound, errors, etc.; "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"

  12. [adjective] (used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand; "temptation-proof"; "childproof locks"


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