What does properly mean?

Definitions for properly
prop·er·ly

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right way(adverb)

    in the right manner

    "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"

  2. by rights, properly(adverb)

    with reason or justice

Wiktionary

  1. properly(Adverb)

    in a proper manner

  2. properly(Adverb)

    individually; in one's own manner

    Now herkenyth how I bar me properly. uE000151315uE001 Chaucer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Properly(adverb)

    in a proper manner; suitably; fitly; strictly; rightly; as, a word properly applied; a dress properly adjusted

  2. Properly(adverb)

    individually; after one's own manner

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'properly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2034

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'properly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1030

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'properly' in Adverbs Frequency: #159

How to pronounce properly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say properly in sign language?

  1. properly

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of properly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of properly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of properly in a Sentence

  1. Ciara Harris:

    It’s very saddening, but at least the monuments were not torn down by angry mobs. harriet Tubman Grove will provide the city an opportunity to correct historic injustice to a Maryland native. Our city is properly recognizing an African-American hero.

  2. Adam Marangell:

    The officialautopsys findings do not alter in any way the ultimate fact that Deputy Vega acted properly and lawfully.

  3. Werner Liepach:

    Pakistan is making some invisible reforms. If done properly, it should result in a marked improvement in the next one to two years.

  4. Melissa Riversfeels:

    Yes, it was a tragic accident, if something happens, and everyone does everything properly, things happen … You live with it. When it’s error after error, after error, after error, after behaviors that you cannot even begin to get your head around — you get mad.

  5. Julie Riewe:

    Over and over again we see advisers failing properly to identify and then address their conflicts, on the horizon, we expect to recommend a number of conflicts cases for enforcement action.

Images & Illustrations of properly

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

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Translations for properly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • كما ينبغي, كما يجبArabic
  • ordnungsgemäß, richtig, ordentlichGerman
  • σωστά, καθωσπρέπει, δεόντωςGreek
  • correctamenteSpanish
  • به درستیPersian
  • oikeinFinnish
  • convenablement, proprement, correctementFrench
  • ठीक, ठीक तरह से, अच्छी तरहHindi
  • propriamente, correttamente, con cognizione di causa, in maniera appropriataItalian
  • 適切Japanese
  • ordentligNorwegian
  • должным образом, соответственно, хорошенько, правильно, как следуетRussian
  • uygun şekildeTurkish
  • ٹھیکUrdu

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