What does prop mean?

Definitions for propprɒp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prop.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prop(noun)

    a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling

  2. property, prop(noun)

    any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie

    "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"

  3. airplane propeller, airscrew, prop(verb)

    a propeller that rotates to push against air

  4. prop up, prop, shore up, shore(verb)

    support by placing against something solid or rigid

    "shore and buttress an old building"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prop(noun)

    a shell, used as a die. See Props

  2. Prop(verb)

    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

  3. Prop

    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

  4. Origin: [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. prop stopple, stopper, cork, Sw. propp, G. pfropf. See Prop, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prop

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prop in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amy Catalano:

    It was amazing, it felt like a movie prop, it looked make-believe almost.

  2. Trooper Guy Gill:

    The trooper immediately recognized it was a prop and not a passenger, as the trooper approached, the driver was actually laughing.

  3. Trooper Guy Gill:

    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.

  4. Nile Gardiner:

    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.

  5. Ian Kernohan:

    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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