American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To read (copy or proof) in order to find errors and mark corrections.
- v. To read copy or proof for purposes of error detection and correction.
- v. read for errors
“I have proofread from the 1926 edition, with one exception.”
“I always try to 'proofread' my posts before I hit send.”
“Also, how did you get the bloggerhack comments to say "proofread" and not "preview?”
“I can tell you one thing that definitely didn’t happen: the book didn’t get edited, copy edited, or proofread, which is sad considering that it’s only 36 pages long.”
“Framing it as a 'proofread' is asking them to be an editor, not a teacher.”
“He was however, very disappointed as he "proofread" this copy that I used the word "sneaks" above.”
“Over the past several weeks, the Mt. Lebanon school board has discussed the possible creation of a community advisory committee to "proofread" the design and design process for the high school renovation project.”
“Some molecules check for errors or 'proofread' the offspring for typos, for instance; others, when alerted to a problem, arrest the replication process and conduct repairs.”
“Being a computer, the machine performs this comparison checking very, very rapidly: it takes only a minute to "proofread" a file containing about 7,000 words.”
“If you just proofread your article ONCE before you published, you wouldn't sound like such an idiot.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘proofread’.
A list of words ending in -proof. Please add your favorite(s). Mine is foolproof.
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Words of more than one syllable that include no schwas in their pronunciation.
(Note for pedants: some of these words have more than one pronunciation. As long as just one of the possi...
Words that have been smashed together.
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Words that happened today. Outside of this site, I mean.
Looking for tweets for proofread.