Definitions for propprɒp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

propprɒp(v.; n.)propped, prop•ping

  1. (v.t.)to support, or prevent from falling, with or as if with a prop (often fol. by up).

  2. to rest (a thing) against a support:

    He propped the ladder against the wall.

  3. to support or sustain (often fol. by up).

  4. (n.)a stick, rod, pole, beam, or other rigid support.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  5. a person or thing serving as a support or stay.

Origin of prop:

1400–50; late ME proppe (n.); c. MD proppe bottle stopper


  1. Category: Showbiz

    Ref: property (def. 7). 8

Origin of prop:

1910–15; by shortening


  1. a propeller.

    Category: Aeronautics

Origin of prop:

1910–15; by shortening


  1. properly.

  2. property.

  3. proposition.

  4. proprietary.

  5. proprietor.

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prop(verb)ɒp

    to put sth in a position using sth to support it

    He propped the bike against the wall.; The door had been left propped open.

  2. prop(noun)ɒp

    sth used to hold sth in place

    The kids held their house up using a stick for a prop.

  3. propɒp

    an object used in a play, movie, or performance

    props and set design

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

Translations for prop

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a support

The ceiling was held up with wooden props.

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