Definitions for Propertyˈprɒp ər ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prop•er•ty*ˈprɒp ər ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
that which a person owns; the possession or possessions of a particular owner.
goods, land, etc., considered as possessions.
a piece of land or real estate.
ownership; right of possession, enjoyment, or disposal, esp. of something tangible.
something at the disposal of a person, a group of persons, or the community or public.
an essential or distinctive attribute or quality of a thing:
the chemical properties of alcohol.
Ref: Also called prop. 2
a written work, play, movie, etc., bought or optioned for commercial production or distribution.
a person, esp. one under contract in entertainment or sports, regarded as having commercial value.
* Syn: property , chattels , effects , estate , goods refer to what is owned. property is the general word: She owns a great deal of property. He said that the umbrella was his property.chattels is a term for pieces of personal property or movable possessions; it may be applied to livestock, automobiles, etc.: a mortgage on chattels.effects is a term for any form of personal property, including even things of the least value: All my effects were insured against fire.estate refers to property of any kind that has been, or is capable of being, handed down to descendants or otherwise disposed of in a will: He left most of his estate to his niece. It may consist of personal estate (money, valuables, securities, chattels, etc.) or real estate (land and buildings). goods refers to household possessions or other movable property, esp. the stock in trade of a business: The store arranged its goods on shelves. See also quality.
Origin of property:
1275–1325; ME proprete possession, attribute, what is one's own =propreproper+-te -ty2. Cf. propriety
property, belongings, holding(noun)
something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
"that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
any area set aside for a particular purpose
"who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
property, attribute, dimension(noun)
a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
"self-confidence is not an endearing property"
any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
"before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
property(noun)ˈprɒp ər ti
land or buildings that sb owns
property prices/taxes; We'd like to buy some property on a lake.; He chased the kids off his property.
propertyˈprɒp ər ti
things you own
vehicles and other personal property
propertyˈprɒp ər ti
in science, a feature or quality
These fluids exhibit properties of both liquid and gas.
Something that is owned.
Leave those books alone! They are my property.
A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.
real estate; the business of selling houses.
He works in property as a housing consultant.
The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
Charm is his most endearing property
An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.
Matter can have many properties, including color, mass and density.
An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.
You need to set the debugging property to "verbose".
An object used in a dramatic production
Costumes and scenery are distinguished from property properly speaking
Origin: From / proprete, from propreté, from propriete (modern propriété), itself, from proprietas, from proprius 'own'.
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
to invest which properties, or qualities
to make a property of; to appropriate
Property is any physical or intangible entity that is owned by a person or jointly by a group of people or a legal entity like a corporation. Depending on the nature of the property, an owner of property has the right to consume, sell, rent, mortgage, transfer, exchange or destroy it, or to exclude others from doing these things. The Restatement of Property defines Property as any thing, tangible or intangible whereby a legal relationship between persons and the State enforces a possessory interest or legal title in that thing. This mediating relationship between individual, property and state is called as property regimes. Important widely recognized types of property include real property, personal property, private property, public property and intellectual property, although the latter is not always as widely recognized or enforced. A title, or a right of ownership, establishes the relation between the property and other persons, assuring the owner the right to dispose of the property as the owner sees fit.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. Anything that may be owned. 2. As used in the military establishment, this term is usually confined to tangible property, including real estate and materiel. For special purposes and as used in certain statutes, this term may exclude such items as the public domain, certain lands, certain categories of naval vessels, and records of the Federal Government.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Property' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #772
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Property' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1497
Rank popularity for the word 'Property' in Nouns Frequency: #229
Translations for Property
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something that a person owns
These books are my property.
- propriedadePortuguese (BR)
- das EigentumGerman
- ejendom; ejendelDanish
- eigur, eignIcelandic
- nuosavybė, turtasLithuanian
- شتمنى، ثروتPashto
- mal, eşyaTurkish
- 財產Chinese (Trad.)
- tài sảnVietnamese
- 财产Chinese (Simp.)
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