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
He is known for his prowess on the football field.
their naval and military prowess
Recent Examples of prowess from the Web
In the days of two-way football, Smith earned his accolades for his prowess on the defensive side of the ball.
His history of pop prowess sees to it that Petty attracts the youngest mass audience among senior-citizen rockers.
The club is 9-5-5 overall in 2017 and has managed major upsets with two divergent starting lineups, which speaks to the quality and depth head coach Alan Koch has plucked from a roster that now numbers 24, as well as Koch's tactical prowess.
With one foot in outright show-biz and another in genuine athletic prowess, the team lasted for roughly a century—and over those years, no player was better loved or known than Reese 'Goose' Tatum.
Today, the singer proved that her style prowess knows no limits—not even a hot summer day can keep her from rocking a head-to-toe LEWK.
Edico’s analytics complements Illumina’s data generation prowess, and the two companies recently announced a collaboration.
The French aircraft manufacturer and maker of the Rafale fighter jet is a symbol of France's high tech prowess and military independence.
To Bradford, Zimmer’s defensive prowess has been most beneficial.
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Origin and Etymology of prowess
Middle English prouesse, from Anglo-French pruesse, prowesse, from prou
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
PROWESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prowess for English Language Learners
: great ability or skill
PROWESS Defined for Kids
Definition of prowess for Students
1 : great bravery especially in battle
2 : very great ability athletic prowess
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