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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prowess mean? 

PROWESS (noun)
  The noun PROWESS has 1 sense:

1. a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

  Familiarity information: PROWESS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PROWESS (noun)

Sense 1prowess [BACK TO TOP]


A superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


artistry; prowess; art

Context examples:

the art of conversation / it's quite an art

Hypernyms ("prowess" is a kind of...):

superior skill (more than ordinary ability)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prowess"):

airmanship; aviation (the art of operating aircraft)

telescopy (the art of making and using telescopes)

taxidermy (the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance)

puppetry (the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows)

enology; oenology (the art of wine making)

musicianship (artistry in performing music)

minstrelsy (the art of a minstrel)

horology (the art of designing and making clocks)

homiletics (the art of preaching)

fortification (the art or science of strengthening defenses)

falconry (the art of training falcons to hunt and return)

eristic (the art of logical disputation (especially if specious))

ventriloquism; ventriloquy (the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy))

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