noun \ˈpra-əs also ˈprō-\

: great ability or skill

Full Definition of PROWESS

:  distinguished bravery; especially :  military valor and skill
:  extraordinary ability <his prowess on the football field>

Examples of PROWESS

  1. He is known for his prowess on the football field.
  2. their naval and military prowess

Origin of PROWESS

Middle English prouesse, from Anglo-French pruesse, prowesse, from prou
First Known Use: 13th century


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