a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
"before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
airplane propeller, airscrew, prop(verb)
a propeller that rotates to push against air
prop up, prop, shore up, shore(verb)
support by placing against something solid or rigid
"shore and buttress an old building"
a shell, used as a die. See Props
to support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state
that which sustains an incumbent weight; that on which anything rests or leans for support; a support; a stay; as, a prop for a building
Origin: [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. prop stopple, stopper, cork, Sw. propp, G. pfropf. See Prop, v.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prop, n. anything on which a weight rests for support: a support: a stay.—v.t. to keep from falling by means of something placed under or against: to support or to sustain in any way:—pr.p. prop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. propped.—n. Prop′page. [Allied to Sw. propp, Ger. propf, a stopper; some connect also with Ger. pfropf, a graft—L. propago, a set, layer.]
The numerical value of prop in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of prop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was amazing, it felt like a movie prop, it looked make-believe almost.
The trooper immediately recognized it was a prop and not a passenger, as the trooper approached, the driver was actually laughing.
He could have picked a less recognizable face to put on his prop, we see that a lot. Usually it's a sleeping bag. This was very creative.
There is a real danger for some sort of large-scale Iranian intervention to prop up the Assad regime at the same time as the Kurds are making progress against ISIS; so a war on several fronts.
We had coordinated central bank action at the height of the crisis but I don't think we are at that stage now, is it the central banks' job to prop up markets all the time? Are we in a crisis, or are we just having a scare from weak China manufacturing data?
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- pilarCatalan, Valencian
- podpěra, rekvizita, vrtule, vzpěraCzech
- pilar, apoyoSpanish
- پایه, تکیهگاهPersian
- tuki, lavaste, potkuri, tukea, pönkä, pönkittääFinnish
- pillier, support, cale, accessoire, caler, soutienFrench
- támaszték, támaszHungarian
- puntello, pilone, sostegnoItalian
- firmāmentum, pālusLatin
- подставка, опораRussian
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