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. Scott Fullman:

    People are also maybe hoping that there's going to be something said that will help prop the stock up.

  3. Brett McGurk:

    I have not seen a significant change in Iranian behavior ... They are primarily working to prop up the Assad regime.

  4. Trooper Guy Gill:

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

  5. Austin Shafran:

    What happened in San Francisco will have zero impact in New York City, we don't need a Prop F. What we need is Airbnb to follow the law.

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