prowess

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noun prow·ess \ ˈprau̇-əs also ˈprō- \

Definition of prowess

1 :distinguished bravery; especially :military valor and skill
2 :extraordinary ability
  • his prowess on the football field

Examples of prowess in a Sentence

  1. He is known for his prowess on the football field.

  2. their naval and military prowess

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Origin and Etymology of prowess

Middle English prouesse, from Anglo-French pruesse, prowesse, from prou


PROWESS Defined for English Language Learners

prowess

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Definition of prowess for English Language Learners

  • : great ability or skill


PROWESS Defined for Kids

prowess

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noun prow·ess \ ˈprau̇-əs \

Definition of prowess for Students

1 :great bravery especially in battle
2 :very great ability
  • athletic prowess


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