# Dictionary Definition

proved adj : established beyond doubt; "a proven
liar"; "a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness" [syn: proven] [ant: unproved]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Pronunciation

- /'pruvd/

### Verb

proved- past of prove

# Extensive Definition

Proof may refer to:

- A rigorous, compelling argument, including:
- Formal proof
- Mathematical proof
- Proof theory, a branch of mathematical logic that represents proofs as formal mathematical objects
- Logical argument
- Evidence (law), tested evidence or a legal proof

- Various kinds of testing or checking
- Proofing (baking technique), the process by which a yeast-leavened dough rises, also called "proving"
- Proofreading
- Artist's proof, a single print taken during the printmaking process
- Proof coinage, a coin made as an example of a particular strike
- Proof test, for a firearm
- Homeopathic proving, testing a substance's effect on the body

- Galley proof, a preliminary version of a publication
- Proof (alcohol), measure of an alcoholic drink's strength

In entertainment:

- Proof (1991 film), an Australian film by Jocelyn Moorhouse
- Proof (play), a play by David Auburn
- Proof (2005 film), a film directed by John Madden, based on the play
- "Proof", a B-side by the band Coldplay, off their single Speed of Sound
- "Proof", a song by Paul Simon from his 1990 album The Rhythm of the Saints
- "Proof", a song by Happy Rhodes from her 1998 album Many Worlds Are Born Tonight
- "Proof", a 2004 song by J-pop group angela
- "Proof", a 2007 song by japanese artist Mell
- Proof (rapper), deceased member of D12
- Proof (comics), a comic series from Image Comics

proved in Bengali: প্রমাণ

proved in Czech: Důkaz

proved in Danish: Bevis

proved in German: Proof

proved in Estonian: Proof

proved in Spanish: Prueba

proved in Esperanto: Pruvo

proved in Italian: Prova

proved in Hungarian: Bizonyítás

proved in Dutch: Proof

proved in Norwegian: Bevis

proved in Portuguese: Prova
(desambiguação)

proved in Romanian: Dovadă

proved in Russian: Доказательство

proved in Simple English: Proof

proved in Slovak: Dôkaz

proved in Serbo-Croatian: Dokaz

proved in Finnish: Todistus

proved in Thai: พรูฟ

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

actual,
ascertained,
assured, attested, authenticated, borne out,
categorically true, certain, certified, circumstantiated,
confirmed, corroborated, decided, demonstrated, determinate, determined, documentary, effectual, established, factual, fixed, guaranteed, historical, in the bag, made
sure, nailed down, not in error, objectively true, on ice,
open-and-shut, proven,
real, secure, set, settled, shown, stated, substantiated,
sure-enough, tested,
tried, tried and true,
true, true as gospel,
truthful, unconfuted, undenied, undoubted, unerroneous, unfallacious, unfalse, unmistaken, unquestionable, unrefuted, validated, veracious, verified, veritable, warranted