Definition and Meanings for property

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Property is ranked 994 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of property

noun, adjective, transitive verb

Etymology of property

oe. proprete, of. propret property, f. propret neatness, cleanliness, propri property, fr. l. proprietas. see proper, a., and cf. propriety

Meaning of property


as noun, adjective

  • that which is proper to anything; a peculiar quality of a thing; that which is inherent in a subject, or naturally essential to it; an attribute; as, sweetness is a property of sugar.
  • an acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence.
  • the exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title.
  • that to which a person has a legal title, whether in his possession or not; thing owned; an estate, whether in lands, goods, or money; as, a man of large property, or small property.
  • all the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites.
  • propriety; correctness.

as transitive verb

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