proof
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proof(
pruf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (evidence)
a. la prueba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need to see some proof of identity before I can give you the package.Necesito ver algún documento como prueba de identidad antes de entregarte el paquete.
The picture of my client at the ATM at the time of the murder is proof of his innocence.La foto de mi cliente en el cajero automático a la hora del asesinato es prueba de su inocencia.
b. el comprobante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We need to see proof of purchase in order to honor the guarantee.Necesitamos ver un comprobante de compra para poder honrar la garantía.
2. (alcoholic strength)
a. la graduación alcohólica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
This bottle of rum is 70 proof.Esta botella de ron tiene una graduación alcohólica del 70%.
b. la graduación alcohólica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(United Kingdom)
This flask of tequila is 40 degrees proof.Esta botella de tequila tiene una graduación alcohólica del 40%.
c. los grados
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Brandy is usually 40 proof.El brandy generalmente es de 40 grados.
3. (mathematics)
a. la prueba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We're currently working on congruent triangle proofs.Actualmente, estamos trabajando en pruebas de triángulos congruentes.
4. (printing, photography)
a. la prueba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let me see the proofs before you do the final run.Déjame ver las pruebas antes de hacer la tirada final.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (secured against)
a. a prueba de
The packaging is moisture proof.El embalaje es a prueba de humedad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to make water resistant)
a. impermeabilizar
The factory proofs the fabric used in making tents.La fábrica impermeabiliza la tela que se usa para hacer las tiendas de campaña.
7. (to proofread)
a. corregir
Can you proof this article for me?¿Me puedes corregir este artículo?
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proof
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (evidence)
a. la prueba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to give proof of somethingprobar algo
proof of identitydocumento de identidad
proof of purchasetíquet or justificante de compra
to put something to the proofponer algo a prueba
2. (prov)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the proof of the pudding is in the eatingel movimiento se demuestra caminando or
3. (typography)
a. la prueba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (of alcohol)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
40 degrees proofde 40 grados
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (resistant)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be proof against somethingser resistente a algo
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proof [pruːf]
noun
1 (evidence) prueba(s) (f)
plural
; (p)
do you have any proof of this? ¿tienes pruebas de esto?; it is proof that he is innocent eso prueba su inocencia
in the absence of any proof, he was acquitted nobody has ever claimed to have seen him and /there is no certain proof of his existence/ it proves, if proof were needed, that she was telling the truth you have to have proof of residence in the state of Texas, such as a Texas ID card economists have been concerned with establishing proofs for their arguments if you have any proof of that allegation, may I suggest that you make it known I've got proof that he did it this is not necessarily proof that he is wrong what proof have you that this was ordered? there is no proof that moderate coffee drinking is harmful The Maxwell family has failed to provide conclusive proof that the tycoon's death was accidental
as (a) or in proof of como or en prueba de
as proof of their good intentions they released two hostages they needed to show agression as proof of their virility Perseus slew Medusa and decapitated her, taking her head as proof of his deed the official media have trumpeted China's athletic prowess as proof of the achievements of communism proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of entry - the judges' decision will be final suspicion was not proof of murder taking risks was proof of one's manliness one look at her was proof enough of what she had gone through
the burden of proof is or falls on him sobre él recae la tarea de demostrar su inocencia
by way of proof a modo de prueba
they quoted from her letters by way of proof he pointed to her bulging cheeks as if by way of proof
to give or show proof of sth/that ... demostrar algo/que ...
anyone chartering a boat must show proof of experience the pictures showed proof that he was still alive
you will need proof of identity necesitará algo que acredite su identidad
to be living proof of sth ser prueba viviente de algo
he is living proof that some players just get better with age for most Israelis, the presence of Jews in East Jerusalem is living proof that their capital has been united
proof positive prueba (f) concluyente
they want proof positive of the results we are getting ..., proof positive that ... rich people actually paid to live like this: proof positive that money didn't automatically confer brains on anyone the Windermere Golf Club is proof positive that golf and ecology can co-exist in perfect harmony the popularity of open-air markets and car boot sales is proof positive of the healthy demand for bargain goods
to obtain a refund you must produce proof of purchase para cualquier devolución necesitará el comprobante de compra
2 (test, trial) prueba (f)
to put sth to the proof poner algo a prueba
these people put one's good faith to the proof he wanted to put his fear to the proof
the proof of the pudding (is in the eating) para saber si algo es bueno hay que probarlo
the company has kept a tight rein on costs and stock levels - proof of the pudding is that sales are up 5 percent the International Athletes Club has done a very good job, and I think the proof of the pudding is in the eating, in that the Club is represented on the British Board today the new project is very exciting... this will be the proof of the pudding - if we can show it is technically and economically viable I believe we will have a real success
3 (Tip) (Fot) prueba (f)
he took the proof of the editorial into Thomas Marlowe's room
to correct or read the proofs corregir las pruebas
she was reading the proofs of a novel to be published later in the year I'm correcting the proofs of the Spanish edition right now in June 1944 Pasternak corrected the proofs the book is in proof the first few chapters had already been set up in proof the book must have been written, if not already in proof, by the time all this happened the first chapter was circulated in proof in the summer of 1935 to [pass] the proofs (for printing)
4 [of alcohol] graduación (f) (alcohólica)
it is 70 degrees proof tiene una graduación del 40%; (US) tiene una graduación del 35%
a glass of Wild Turkey bourbon: 101 degrees proof
over proof con una graduación alcohólica superior al 57,1%
under or below proof con una graduación alcohólica inferior al 57,1%
5 (security, safeguard) protección (f);against contra
knowledge is no proof against certain kinds of disaster el saber no es protección contra ciertas clases de desastre
a small pinch of this medicine was the best proof against the disease
6 (Mat) (Geom) prueba (f)
adjective
1 [+alcohol] de graduación normal
2 (secure)
to be proof against sth estar a prueba de algo
it is proof against moisture está a prueba de la humedad; I'm not proof against temptation no soy insensible a la tentación
the performance showed his genius is still proof against time the fortress was proof against the techniques of attack then in use his papers were proof against all but the most expert of scrutinies there is no man in the world who is proof against an assassin's bullet those reeds, woven properly, make a fine dwelling, proof against all weathers
transitive verb
1 [+fabric, tent] impermeabilizar
2 (proofread) corregir las pruebas de
modifier
proof copy (n) copia (f) para la lectura de pruebas
Peter gave me an uncorrected proof copy of the book
proof sheet (n) (Tip) (Fot) prueba (f)
read that: it is a proof-sheet of the Gazette that is now printing off enlargements, color and black-and-white proof sheets, and other services are available
proof spirit (n) (Britain) (Canada) licor (m) de graduación normal
proof stage (n) fase (f) de lectura de pruebas
/the book had passed the proof stage/ and was in process of being printed the two have a deal - they don't show one another what they have written /until it gets to the proof stage/
to be at proof stage estar en la fase de lectura de pruebas
give me a call when it's at proof stage the book was at proof stage when the error was discovered
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