What does property mean?

Definitions for property
ˈprɒp ər tiprop·er·ty

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. property, belongings, holding(noun)

    something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

    "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";

  2. property(noun)

    a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

    "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

  3. place, property(noun)

    any area set aside for a particular purpose

    "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"

  4. property, attribute, dimension(noun)

    a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

    "self-confidence is not an endearing property"

  5. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. property(Noun)

    Something that is owned.

    Leave those books alone! They are my property.

    Etymology: From / proprete, from propreté, from propriete (modern propriété), itself, from proprietas, from proprius 'own'.

  2. property(Noun)

    A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.

    Etymology: From / proprete, from propreté, from propriete (modern propriété), itself, from proprietas, from proprius 'own'.

  3. property(Noun)

    real estate; the business of selling houses.

    He works in property as a housing consultant.

    Etymology: From / proprete, from propreté, from propriete (modern propriété), itself, from proprietas, from proprius 'own'.

  4. property(Noun)

    The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.

    Etymology: From / proprete, from propreté, from propriete (modern propriété), itself, from proprietas, from proprius 'own'.

  5. property(Noun)

    An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.

    Charm is his most endearing property

    Etymology: From / proprete, from propreté, from propriete (modern propriété), itself, from proprietas, from proprius 'own'.

  6. property(Noun)

    An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.

    Matter can have many properties, including color, mass and density.

    Etymology: From / proprete, from propreté, from propriete (modern propriété), itself, from proprietas, from proprius 'own'.

  7. property(Noun)

    An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.

    You need to set the debugging property to "verbose".

    Etymology: From / proprete, from propreté, from propriete (modern propriété), itself, from proprietas, from proprius 'own'.

  8. property(Noun)

    An object used in a dramatic production

    Costumes and scenery are distinguished from property properly speaking

    Etymology: From / proprete, from propreté, from propriete (modern propriété), itself, from proprietas, from proprius 'own'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Property(adj)

    that which is proper to anything; a peculiar quality of a thing; that which is inherent in a subject, or naturally essential to it; an attribute; as, sweetness is a property of sugar

    Etymology: [OE. proprete, OF. propret property, F. propret neatness, cleanliness, proprit property, fr. L. proprietas. See Proper, a., and cf. Propriety.]

  2. Property(adj)

    an acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence

    Etymology: [OE. proprete, OF. propret property, F. propret neatness, cleanliness, proprit property, fr. L. proprietas. See Proper, a., and cf. Propriety.]

  3. Property(adj)

    the exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title

    Etymology: [OE. proprete, OF. propret property, F. propret neatness, cleanliness, proprit property, fr. L. proprietas. See Proper, a., and cf. Propriety.]

  4. Property(adj)

    that to which a person has a legal title, whether in his possession or not; thing owned; an estate, whether in lands, goods, or money; as, a man of large property, or small property

    Etymology: [OE. proprete, OF. propret property, F. propret neatness, cleanliness, proprit property, fr. L. proprietas. See Proper, a., and cf. Propriety.]

  5. Property(adj)

    all the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites

    Etymology: [OE. proprete, OF. propret property, F. propret neatness, cleanliness, proprit property, fr. L. proprietas. See Proper, a., and cf. Propriety.]

  6. Property(adj)

    propriety; correctness

    Etymology: [OE. proprete, OF. propret property, F. propret neatness, cleanliness, proprit property, fr. L. proprietas. See Proper, a., and cf. Propriety.]

  7. Property(verb)

    to invest which properties, or qualities

    Etymology: [OE. proprete, OF. propret property, F. propret neatness, cleanliness, proprit property, fr. L. proprietas. See Proper, a., and cf. Propriety.]

  8. Property(verb)

    to make a property of; to appropriate

    Etymology: [OE. proprete, OF. propret property, F. propret neatness, cleanliness, proprit property, fr. L. proprietas. See Proper, a., and cf. Propriety.]

Freebase

  1. Property

    Property is any physical or intangible entity that is owned by a person or jointly by a group of people or a legal entity like a corporation. Depending on the nature of the property, an owner of property has the right to consume, sell, rent, mortgage, transfer, exchange or destroy it, or to exclude others from doing these things. The Restatement of Property defines Property as any thing, tangible or intangible whereby a legal relationship between persons and the State enforces a possessory interest or legal title in that thing. This mediating relationship between individual, property and state is called as property regimes. Important widely recognized types of property include real property, personal property, private property, public property and intellectual property, although the latter is not always as widely recognized or enforced. A title, or a right of ownership, establishes the relation between the property and other persons, assuring the owner the right to dispose of the property as the owner sees fit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Property

    prop′ėr-ti, n. that which is proper to any person or thing: a quality which is always present: any quality: that which is one's own: an estate: right of possessing, employing, &c.: ownership: (Shak.) individuality: (pl.) articles required by actors in a play.—v.t. (Shak.) to invest with certain properties: to make a tool of, appropriate.—adj. Prop′ertied, possessed of property or possessions.—ns. Prop′erty-man, -mas′ter, one who has charge of the stage properties in a theatre; Prop′erty-room, the room in which the stage properties of a theatre are kept; Prop′erty-tax, a tax paid by persons possessed of property, at the rate of so much per cent. on its value.—Movable or Personal property, property that may attend the person of the owner, movables; Private property, that which belongs to an individual for his personal disposition and use—opp. to Public property; Real property, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, real estate; Qualified property, the right a man has in reclaimed wild animals—also called Special property: such right as a bailee has in the chattel transferred to him by the bailment. [O. Fr. properte—a doublet of propriety.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. property

    1. Anything that may be owned. 2. As used in the military establishment, this term is usually confined to tangible property, including real estate and materiel. For special purposes and as used in certain statutes, this term may exclude such items as the public domain, certain lands, certain categories of naval vessels, and records of the Federal Government.

Editors Contribution

  1. property

    A dwelling or form of housing.

    The property was beautifully advertised and did reflect the true price.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2020  
  2. property

    A type of space and structure.

    The property market consists of apartments, flats, houses, business premises, shops and other types of properties.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  
  3. property

    An area created for a specific purpose.

    The property was a size reasonable to meet a need.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'property' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #772

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'property' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1497

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'property' in Nouns Frequency: #229

How to pronounce property?

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How to say property in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of property in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of property in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of property in a Sentence

  1. The President:

    If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.

  2. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams:

    There are people that their only reason for being here is disruption, disorder, chaos, hurting people and damaging property, those are the only people at this point that are giving us any kind of trouble at all.

  3. Burke Healey:

    If they're allowing you to drive in and out of that property unrestricted, then that's going against what we've requested of them and what they've agreed to do for us.

  4. The Police Department:

    During the investigation, it was determined Robert Matthew Van Winkle played a role in the burglary and theft. Mr. Van Winkle is currently renovating the residence adjacent to the property in which the items were stolen. A search warrant was obtained and executed in unincorporated Palm Beach County in which several of the stolen items were recovered at a residence under the care and control of Robert Van Winkle.

  5. John Locke:

    [W]henever the Legislators endeavor to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience, and are left to the common Refuge, which God hath provided for all Men, against Force and Violence. Whensoever therefore the Legislative shall transgress this fundamental Rule of Society; and either by Ambition, Fear, Folly or Corruption, endeavor to grasp themselves, or put into the hands of any other an Absolute Power over the Lives, Liberties, and Estates of the People; By this breach of Trust they forfeit the Power, the People had put into their hands, for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the people, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty.

Images & Illustrations of property

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Translations for property

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  • ملك, ملكية, خاصية, خاصةArabic
  • propietat, possessió, pertinençaCatalan, Valencian
  • vlastnictví, nemovitost, vlastnost, majetekCzech
  • egenskab, ejendom, besiddelse, ejendomsretDanish
  • Eigenschaft, Anwesen, Besitz, Grundbesitz, Eigentum, GrundstückGerman
  • ιδιοκτησία, ιδιότητα, κτήμαGreek
  • eco, propraĵo, proprieto, trajto, posedaĵo, bieno, propreco, proprietaĵo, havoEsperanto
  • propiedad, pertenecia, cualidad, posesión, finca, bienesSpanish
  • خاصیتPersian
  • ominaisuus, tontti, omistusoikeus, kiinteistö, omaisuus, tila, määräala, omistusFinnish
  • ogn, ognarrættur, eginleikiFaroese
  • propriété, possession, accessoire, domaineFrench
  • eigenskipWestern Frisian
  • dílseacht, seilbh, sealúchas, réadmhaoin, maoinIrish
  • sealbhScottish Gaelic
  • propiedadeGalician
  • מאפיין, תכונה, זכות הקניין, נכס, רכושHebrew
  • संपत्तिHindi
  • tulajdonjog, tulajdon, tulajdonság, kellék, ingatlan, birtokHungarian
  • ունեցվածք, անշարժ գույք, գույք, սեփականությունArmenian
  • proprietate, possession, immobile, peculioInterlingua
  • proprietajo, posedajo, havajo, proprietoIdo
  • eiginleiki, fasteign, eign, landeignIcelandic
  • possesso, qualità, beni, proprietà, possidenza, beni immobiliItalian
  • 特性, 資産, 特徴, 所有物, 所有権, 属性, 財産, 所有地Japanese
  • საკუთრებაGeorgian
  • ទ្រព្យ, អចលវត្ថុKhmer
  • 소유관, 소유지, 재산, 소유물, 성질Korean
  • res, dominium, possessio, proprietās, bona, possessionemLatin
  • nuosavybė, savybė, turtasLithuanian
  • īpašumsLatvian
  • fananana, tondroMalagasy
  • hautaongaMāori
  • своина, сопственост, својство, реквизит, имот, поседокMacedonian
  • eiendom, eiendomsrett, egenskap, løsøreNorwegian
  • eigendomsrecht, kenmerk, bezitting, eigenschap, eigendom, goed, rekwisiet, bezit, karakteristiek, pandDutch
  • lausøyre, eigenskap, eigedomsrett, eigedomNorwegian Nynorsk
  • tomtNorwegian
  • własność, posiadłość, wyróżnik, posesja, prawo własności, właściwość, cecha, posiadaniePolish
  • propriedade, acessório, possessão, qualidade, bemPortuguese
  • posesie, atribut, drept de proprietate, caracter, posesiune, însușire, proprietateRomanian
  • свойство, собственность, качество, недвижимость, право собственности, имуществоRussian
  • власништво, svójstvo, imánje, посед, svojìna, gospodárstvo, својина, posed, pósjed, osobìna, vlȃsnīštvoSerbo-Croatian
  • majetokSlovak
  • lastnost, lastnina, last, lastništvoSlovene
  • egendom, rekvisita, egenskapSwedish
  • சொத்துTamil
  • ఆస్తిTelugu
  • คุณสมบัติThai
  • mal, mülk, vasıf, emlak, nitelik, mülkiyetTurkish
  • власність, якість, властивість, майноUkrainian
  • bất động sảnVietnamese
  • dalabot, ledutodVolapük
  • 屬性Chinese

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