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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

proof New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

trial impression for correction before final printing

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

page proof New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

printer's proof of a page to be published;

press proof New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

final proof before a work goes to press

proof text New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

biblical passage appealed to to support a theological argument

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

galley proof New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

printer's proof in the form of long single-column strips

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

rabbit-proof fence British & World English

A fence erected to prevent the spread of wild rabbits and other agricultural pests from one region to another, especially the long fence that forms the state barrier of Western Australia

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


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