proof [pru:f]
1. noun
   a. preuve f
• by way of proof en guise de preuve
• as a proof of pour preuve de
• I've got proof that he did it j'ai la preuve qu'il l'a fait
• it is proof that he is honest c'est la preuve qu'il est honnête
• to be living proof of sth/that ... être la preuve vivante de qch/que ...
   b. ( = printed copy) épreuve f
• to read the proofs corriger les épreuves
   c. [of alcohol] teneur f en alcool
• this whisky is 70° proof ≈ ce whisky titre 40° degrés
2. adjective
• proof against [bullets, erosion] à l'épreuve de ; [temptation, suggestion] insensible à
3. transitive verb
[+ fabric, tent] imperméabiliser
4. compounds
► proof of identity noun pièce(s) f(pl) d'identité
► proof of postage noun justificatif m d'expédition
► proof of purchase noun justificatif m d'achat
* * *
[pruːf] 1.
1) (evidence) preuve f also Mathematics

to have proof that — pouvoir prouver que

there is no proof that — rien ne prouve que

to produce something as proof — produire quelque chose à titre de preuve

to be proof of somebody's worth — prouver la valeur de quelqu'un

proof of identity — pièce f d'identité

2) (in printing) épreuve f

to read something in proof — lire quelque chose sur épreuves

3) Photography épreuve f
4) (of alcohol) niveau m étalon

to be 70° ou 70% proof — ≈ titrer 40° d'alcool


to be proof against — être à l'épreuve de [heat, infection]; être à l'abri de [temptation, charms]

-proof combining form (resistant to)

vandal-proof — protégé contre les vandales

earthquake-proof — antisismique

transitive verb
1) imperméabiliser [fabric]; insonoriser [room, house]

English-French dictionary. 2013.

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