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proxy (agent)

Definition:

a person authorized to act for another

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

proxies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Middle English proccy, contraction of earlier procracie, annual payment to a...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of proxy...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

proxy | proxy server [sense-specific] | agent [synonym, sense-specific]

a person authorized to act on behalf of someone else; agent | the authority, especially in the form of a document, given to a person to act on behalf ... (28 of 458 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proxy

Wikipedia:

Proxy [disambiguation]

an agent or substitute authorized to act for another person or a document which authorizes the agent so to act, and may also be used in the following contexts: Proxy abuse (or vicarious abuse), abuse committed on behalf of somebody else | Proxy... (42 of 393 words, 24 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Proxy

Merriam-Webster:

proxy | proxies [plural] | procurator [synonym, sense-specific] | assignee [synonym, sense-specific] | attorney [synonym, sense-specific] | commissary [synonym, sense-specific] | delegate [synonym, sense-specific] | deputy [synonym, sense-specific] | envoy [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another | authority or power to act for another ; a document giving such ... (27 of 195 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proxy

Wiktionary:

proxy | proxies [plural] | proxied [past tense] | proxying [present participle] | deputy [synonym, sense-specific] | substitute [synonym, sense-specific] | representative [synonym, sense-specific] | proxy mine [synonym, sense-specific]

Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy. | An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person. | The authority to act for another, especially when written. | [scientific] A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the ... (43 of 169 words, 8 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/proxy

Oxford Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

the authority to represent someone else, especially in voting | a person authorized to act on behalf of another. | a document authorizing a person to ... (24 of 106 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/proxy

Random House Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

the agency, function, or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another. | the person so authorized; substitute; agent. | ... (24 of 70 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/proxy

American Heritage Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

A person authorized to act for another; an agent or substitute. | The authority to act for another. | The written authorization to act in place of ... (25 of 68 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proxy

Cambridge Dictionary:

proxy

authority given to a person to act for someone else, such as by voting for them in an election, or the person who this authority is given to (28 of 57 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/proxy

New World Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

the agency or function of a deputy | the authority to act for another | a document empowering a person to act for another, as in voting at a ... (27 of 55 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proxy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

proxy [countable] | proxies [plural] | do something by proxy

someone who has the authority to do something for you, especially to vote | "do something by proxy": if you do something by proxy, someone else does ... (26 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/proxy

Britannica Encyclopedia:

procurator [ancient Roman official] | Procurator [Latin] | Procuratores [plural]

government financial agent in ancient Rome. From the reign of the emperor Augustus, procurators were regularly appointed to official posts in the ... (22 of 143 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/477852​/procurator

Encarta Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

the function or power of somebody authorized to act for another person | somebody authorized to act for another person | a document authorizing ... (22 of 91 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736247​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

Origin: Middle English proccy, contraction of earlier procracie, annual payment to a prelate, from Anglo-Norman procuracie, from ... (16 of 35 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

proxy

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: prokecye, "agency of one who acts instead of another", contraction of Anglo-French procuracie, from Medieval Latin procuratia ... (19 of 28 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=proxy

Merriam-Webster:

proxy | proxies [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English proxi, procucie, contraction of procuracie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin procuratia, alteration ... (16 of 20 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proxy

New World Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

Origin: Middle English prokecie, contraction from procuracie, the function of a procurator, ultimately from Latin procuratio

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proxy

Wiktionary:

proxy | proxies [plural] | proxied [past tense] | proxying [present participle]

Origin: Contraction of Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Medieval Latin procuratia, from Latin procuratio. | proximity + -y

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/proxy

Collins Dictionary:

proxy

First use: 15th century

Origin: prokesye, contraction of procuracy, from Latin prōcūrātiō procuration; see procure

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proxy

Oxford Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

Origin: late Middle English: contraction of "procuracy"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/proxy

Encarta Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: medieval Latin procuratia, alteration of Latin procuratio "care, management" from procurare

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736247​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

proxy | proxies [plural] | proxied [past tense] | proxying [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "proxy"

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Collins Dictionary:

proxy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "proxy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proxy

Cambridge Dictionary:

proxy

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "proxy"

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dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/proxy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

proxy [countable] | proxies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "proxy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/proxy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

proxy [countable] | proxies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "proxy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/proxy

the Free Dictionary:

proxy

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Google Dictionary:

proxy | proxies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "proxy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

proxy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "proxy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=proxy​001 word=proxy

YourDictionary Audio:

proxy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "proxy" by speech synthesizer

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