AskDefine | Define prowess

Dictionary Definition

prowess n : a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art" [syn: art, artistry]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈpɹaʊəs/, /"praU@s/

Etymology

From proece (French: prouesse)

Noun

  1. skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity
  2. distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism

Translations

References

  • The Oxford Paperback Dictionary fourth edition ISBN 0-19-280012-4

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1