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proof British & World English

Evidence or argument establishing a fact or the truth of a statement

proof English Thesaurus

the last thing she wanted was proof of Luke's betrayal

damp-proof British & World English

Impervious to damp

goof-proof British & World English

(Of a product, procedure, etc.) designed to be simple enough for anyone to use or implement

idiot-proof British & World English

Incapable of going wrong or being misused

page proof British & World English

A printer’s proof of a page to be published

proof sheet British & World English

A page of proofed text; a proof

proof text British & World English

A passage of the Bible to which appeal is made in support of an argument or position in theology

stock-proof British & World English

(Of a fence or other barrier) effective in preventing livestock from straying

future-proof British & World English

(Of a product or system) unlikely to become obsolete

proof spirit British & World English

A mixture of alcohol and water containing (in the UK) 57.1 per cent alcohol by volume or (in the US) 50 per cent alcohol by volume, used as a standard of strength of distilled alcoholic spirits

rabbit-proof British & World English

Designed to contain the spread of wild rabbits and other agricultural pests

tamper-proof British & World English

Made so that it cannot be interfered with or changed

proof positive British & World English

Evidence taken to be final or absolute proof of the existence of something

puncture-proof British & World English

Resistant to being punctured by sharp objects

splinter-proof British & World English

Capable of withstanding splinters from bursting shells or bombs

burden of proof British & World English

The obligation to prove one’s assertion

proof of concept British & World English

Evidence, typically deriving from an experiment or pilot project, which demonstrates that a design concept, business proposal, etc. is feasible

proof of purchase British & World English

A receipt or other document that serves as confirmation that one has paid for a particular item

be living proof that British & World English

Show by one’s existence and qualities that something is the case

the proof of the pudding is in the eating British & World English

The real value of something can be judged only from practical experience or results and not from appearance or theory

bombproof British & World English

Strong enough to resist the effects of blast from a bomb

bulletproof British & World English

Designed to resist the penetration of bullets

childproof British & World English

Designed to prevent children from injuring themselves or doing damage

fireproof British & World English

Able to withstand fire or great heat

flameproof British & World English

(Especially of a fabric) treated so as to be non-flammable

foolproof British & World English

Incapable of going wrong or being misused

galley proof in galley British & World English

A printer’s proof in the form of long single-column strips, not in sheets or pages

heatproof British & World English

Able to resist great heat

leakproof British & World English

Closely sealed or fitted so as to prevent leaks

lightproof British & World English

Able to block out light completely

mineproof British & World English

Strong enough to resist the effects of blast from a mine

ovenproof British & World English

(Of cookware) suitable for use in an oven; heat-resistant

overproof British & World English

Containing more alcohol than proof spirit does

proofread British & World English

Read (printer’s proofs or other written or printed material) and mark any errors

rainproof British & World English

(Especially of a building or garment) impervious to rain

rustproof British & World English

(Of metal or a metal object) not susceptible to corrosion by rust

shockproof British & World English

Designed to resist damage when dropped or knocked

showerproof British & World English

(Of a garment) resistant to light rain

soundproof British & World English

Preventing, or constructed of material that prevents, the passage of sound

windproof British & World English

(Of a garment or fabric) giving protection from the wind

burden of proof in burden British & World English

The obligation to prove one’s assertion

draughtproof British & World English

Sealed so as to keep out draughts

weatherproof British & World English

Resistant to the effects of bad weather, especially rain

progressive proof in progressive British & World English

Each of a set of proofs of colour work, showing all the colours separately and the cumulative effect of overprinting them

damp course British & World English

A layer of waterproof material in the wall of a building near the ground, to prevent rising damp

damp-proof course in damp course British & World English

A layer of waterproof material in the wall of a building near the ground, to prevent rising damp


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