Definitions for propelprəˈpɛl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word propel

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•pelprəˈpɛl(v.t.)-pelled, -pel•ling.

  1. to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward:

    to propel a boat.

Origin of propel:

1400–50; late ME propellen to expel < L prōpellere to drive forward =prō-pro -1+pellere to drive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. propel, impel(verb)

    cause to move forward with force

    "Steam propels this ship"

  2. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Wiktionary

  1. propel(Verb)

    To cause to move in a certain direction.

  2. propel(Verb)

    To make to arrive to a certain situation or result.

  3. Origin: Historically (late ) meant "expel, drive out". From propello, from pro- "forward" and pello.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propel(verb)

    to drive forward; to urge or press onward by force; to move, or cause to move; as, the wind or steam propels ships; balls are propelled by gunpowder

Freebase

  1. Propel

    Propel is a free, open-source object-relational mapping toolkit written in PHP. It is also an integral part of the PHP framework Symfony and was the default ORM up to, and including version 1.2.

CrunchBase

  1. Propel

    Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Propel builds, owns and operates a network of Clean Fuel Points - green-built, self-serve filling stations providing convenient access to clean, American, low carbon fuels. The company offers drivers and fleets a cleaner fuel choice that makes progress towards lowering America's dependence on foreign oil, reducing carbon emissions, and creating jobs. Propel has also developed CleanDrive®, the nation's first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform. Propel operates a growing network of locations providing cleaner mobility options in California and Washington State.


Translations for propel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

propel(verb)

to drive forward, especially mechanically

The boat is propelled by a diesel engine.

Get even more translations for propel »

Translation

Find a translation for the propel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these propel definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"propel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 23 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/propel>.

Are we missing a good definition for propel?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for propel: