from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person authorized to act for another; an agent or substitute.
- n. The authority to act for another.
- n. The written authorization to act in place of another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy.
- n. An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
- n. The authority to act for another, especially when written.
- n. A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another
- n. An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.
- v. To serve as a proxy for.
- v. To function as a server for a client device, but pass on the requests to another server for service.
- n. A proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The agency for another who acts through the agent; authority to act for another, esp. to vote in a legislative or corporate capacity.
- n. The person who is substituted or deputed to act or vote for another.
- n. A writing by which one person authorizes another to vote in his stead, as in a corporation meeting.
- n. The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.
- n. See Procuration.
- intransitive v. To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The agency of a substitute; the office or authority of one who is deputed to act for another.
- n. One who is deputed to represent or act for another; a deputy.
- n. A document authorizing one person to act as substitute or deputy for another; a written authorization to exercise the powers and prerogatives of others.
- n. That which takes the place of something else; a substitute.
- n. Eccles., same as procuration, 4.
- n. An election, or a day of election.
- To vote or act by proxy, or by the agency of another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting
- n. a person authorized to act for another
After you install GPass, launching an application using the proxy is as simple as double-clicking the app from inside the GPass interface.
BLITZER: Although yesterday we heard -- we heard Nouri al - Maliki, the prime minister of Iraq, yesterday in an interview with our own Michael Ware, basically equate Iran and the United States, saying he wants both of them to fight what he called their proxy out of Iraq.
General Petraeus warned Congress that the U.S. is already fighting what he called a proxy war with Iran.
Analyst and newspaper editor Rashed Rahman says the central problem in the relationship is what he calls the "proxy war that the Pakistan military is waging through the Taliban in Afghanistan."
If the voting by proxy is true, it should be invalidated.
A desire to explore, even by mechanical proxy, is now a self-indulgence to be resisted, since the end result would only be the imperial spreading of that pollutant known as humankind.
Every single trick and programming adjustment all tended to have this effect, whether it be in proxy studies or in the instrumental record.
The records corroborate statements made earlier this month by former borough Mayor Jim Whitaker who said Miller engaged in "proxy voting" in a failed bid to oust state GOP chairman Randy Ruedrich at the 2008 Alaska Republican convention.
After former Fairbanks borough mayor Jim Whitaker first revealed Miller was involved in "proxy voting" on Ruedrich's fate, the party chairman defended the candidate, saying Whitaker's claim had to be mistaken because there was no vote taking place.
Offense by proxy is a perverse form of holier-than-thou one-upmanship.