Meaning of proofread

proof•read

Pronunciation: (prf'rēd"), [key]
— v., -read -read•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to read (printers' proofs, copy, etc.) in order to detect and mark errors to be corrected.
—v.i.
  1. to read printers' proofs, copy, etc., to detect and mark errors, esp. as an employee of a typesetting firm, newspaper office, or publishing house. See table ofin back matter.
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