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property - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'property' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Property [ a.]
- 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.
2 . Property [ v. t.]
- To invest which properties, or qualities.
- To make a property of; to appropriate.

Meaning of 'property' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . property [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
Example in sentence:
  • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles
Meaning (2):
- any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
Example in sentence:
  • before every scene he ran down his checklist of props
Meaning (3):
- something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
Example in sentence:
  • he is a man of property;
  • that hat is my property
Meaning (4):
- a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
Example in sentence:
  • self-confidence is not an endearing property
Meaning (5):
- any area set aside for a particular purpose
Example in sentence:
  • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House;
  • who owns this place?