I. adjective Date: 1736 impervious to water; especially covered or treated with a material (as a solution of rubber) to prevent permeation by water • waterproofness noun II. noun Date: 1799 1. a waterproof fabric 2. chiefly British raincoat III. transitive verb Date: 1841 to make waterproof • waterproofer noun

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  • waterproof — [ watɛrpruf ] adj. inv. et n. m. • 1775; mot angl. « à l épreuve (proof) de l eau (water) » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Comm. Se dit d objets qui sont garantis étanches. Montre waterproof. ⇒ étanche. ♢ Résistant à l eau. Mascara waterproof. 2 ♦ N. m. Vx… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • waterproof — [wôt′ər pro͞of΄] adj. that keeps out water completely; esp., treated with rubber, plastic, etc. so that water will not penetrate n. 1. waterproof material 2. Chiefly Brit. a raincoat or other outer garment of waterproof material vt. to make… …   English World dictionary

  • Waterproof — Wa ter*proof , a. Proof against penetration or permeation by water; impervious to water; as, a waterproof garment; a waterproof roof. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waterproof — Wa ter*proof , n. 1. A substance or preparation for rendering cloth, leather, etc., impervious to water. [1913 Webster] 2. Cloth made waterproof, or any article made of such cloth, or of other waterproof material, as rubber; esp., an outer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waterproof — Waterproof, LA U.S. town in Louisiana Population (2000): 834 Housing Units (2000): 427 Land area (2000): 0.696235 sq. miles (1.803241 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.696235 sq. miles (1.803241… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • waterproof — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impervious to water. ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a waterproof garment. ► VERB ▪ make waterproof …   English terms dictionary

  • Waterproof — Wa ter*proof , v. t. To render impervious to water, as cloth, leather, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waterproof — (engl., spr. Uaterpruf), so d. Wasserdicht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Waterproof — (engl., spr. ŭaoterprūf), wasserdichtes wollenes oder halbwollenes Zeug zu Regenmänteln u. dgl …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Waterproof — Waterproof, wasserdichtes, tuchartiges Gewebe; s. Tuchfabrikation …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Waterproof — (engl., spr. pruf), wasserdicht …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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