waterproof Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "waterproof" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

waterproofadjective

uk   /ˈwɔː.tə.pruːf/  us   /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ-/
B2 not allowing water to go through: Canvas boots are all right but they're not as waterproof as leather.
More examples

waterproofverb [T]

uk   /ˈwɔː.tə.pruːf/  us   /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ-/
to put a special substance on the surface of something that will prevent water from going through it

waterproofnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɔː.tə.pruːf/  us   /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ-/ mainly UK
a coat or other piece of clothing that keeps you dry because it does not allow water in
Translations of “waterproof”
in Korean 방수의…
in Arabic مُضادّ لِلماء…
in Portuguese impermeável, à prova d’água…
in Catalan impermeable…
in Japanese 防水(性)の…
in Italian impermeabile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 防水的,不透水的…
in Russian непромокаемый…
in Turkish su geçirmez…
in Chinese (Simplified) 防水的,不透水的…
in Polish nieprzemakalny…
(Definition of waterproof from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of waterproof?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “waterproof” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
truth

the quality of being true

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More