What does properly mean?

Definitions for properly
prop·er·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right wayadverb

    in the right manner

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

  2. by rights, properlyadverb

    with reason or justice

Wiktionary

  1. properlyadverb

    in a proper manner

  2. properlyadverb

    individually; in one's own manner

    Now herkenyth how I bar me properly. uE000151315uE001 Chaucer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Properlyadverb

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

  2. Properlyadverb

    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

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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. Vladimir Poznyak:

    And let me emphasize that this is a clinical condition, and clinical diagnosis can be made only by health professionals which are properly trained to do that.

  2. House Speaker John Boehner:

    This investigation has never been about former Secretary of State Clinton and never will be, indeed, the Select Committee's very existence is only the result of the Obama administration's obstruction of routine congressional investigations and its failure to properly comply with subpoenas and document requests.

  3. 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.

  4. Brenda Rapp:

    To be a really good speller, all of these things need to be working well, and they need to be working well together, you can imagine that in someone who is a poor speller, it suggests either one or more of these systems haven't fully developed, or they aren't interacting properly.

  5. Maxime Cumunel:

    It seems they have not been destroyed for now, although we'll have to see what real state they're in, and whether they can be restored properly, we have avoided a complete disaster. But some five to 10 percent of the artwork has probably been destroyed, we have to face up to that.

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Translations for properly

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  • كما يجب, كما ينبغيArabic
  • richtig, ordentlich, ordnungsgemäßGerman
  • δεόντως, σωστά, καθωσπρέπειGreek
  • correctamenteSpanish
  • به درستیPersian
  • oikeinFinnish
  • correctement, proprement, convenablementFrench
  • अच्छी तरह, ठीक, ठीक तरह सेHindi
  • dengan baikIndonesian
  • correttamente, in maniera appropriata, con cognizione di causa, propriamenteItalian
  • 適切Japanese
  • ordentligNorwegian
  • правильно, хорошенько, как следует, соответственно, должным образомRussian
  • uygun şekildeTurkish
  • ٹھیکUrdu

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