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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹɒ
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒksi

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Medieval Latin procuratia, from Latin prōcūrātiō, from Latin prōcūrō (I manage, administer) (English procure).


proxy (not comparable)

  1. Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy.
    a proxy indicator
    a proxy measurement


proxy (plural proxies)

  1. An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
    • (Can we date this quote by Blackstone and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Every peer [] may make another lord of parliament his proxy, to vote for him in his absence.
  2. The authority to act for another, especially when written.
    • (Can we date this quote by Burke and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I have no man's proxy: I speak only for myself.
  3. The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  4. (sciences) A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another
  5. (software) An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.
(software An interface for a service)
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from proxy (noun)


proxy (third-person singular simple present proxies, present participle proxying, simple past and past participle proxied)

  1. To serve as a proxy for.
    • 1983, Alfred Blumstein, National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Sentencing Research, Research on Sentencing: The Search for Reform, page 143
      In many of the studies we reviewed, it is common practice to use an observed variable to proxy for a relevant variable that could not be observed.
  2. (networking) To function as a server for a client device, but pass on the requests to another server for service.

Etymology 2[edit]

proximity + -y.


proxy (plural proxies)

  1. (video game slang) A proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.
    • 2001, "TripleRaid", Perfect Dark: Glitch FAQ [1]
      (Make sure you don't move!! Might trigger a proxy..!)
    • 2001, "CyricZ", Perfect Dark: FAQ/Walkthrough [2]
      the only means the Protectors have of delaying is by laying mines and Sentry Guns, and the Runners can only use the Magnums to blow up Proxies and Sentries.
    • 2002, "yc", Super Smash Bros.: Kirby [3]
      Usually, the only reason I play in Yoshi's Island is to have fun with the clouds - put proxies on them, taunt from them, whatever.
    • 2006, "eatyourmumshead", Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory: Online Mode FAQ [4]
      You can also walk with your gun out, as this will limit your speed, allowing you do [sic] evade the proxies.


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proxy m (invariable)

  1. (computing) proxy (interface program)



Borrowed from English proxy.



proxy m (plural proxies)

  1. (software) proxy (software serving as an interface for a service)
  2. Clipping of servidor proxy.



proxy (definite accusative proxyi, plural proxyler)

  1. (computing) The proxy.