from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To read (copy or proof) in order to find errors and mark corrections.
- intransitive v. To read copy or proof for purposes of error detection and correction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To check a written text for errors in spelling and grammar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. read for errors
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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.