Definitions for property
ˈprɒp ər tiprop·er·ty
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word property.
property, belongings, holdingnoun
something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
"that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
any area set aside for a particular purpose
"who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
property, attribute, dimensionnoun
a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
"self-confidence is not an endearing property"
any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
"before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
Something that is owned.
Leave those books alone! They are my property.
A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.
real estate; the business of selling houses.
He works in property as a housing consultant.
The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
Charm is his most endearing property
An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.
Matter can have many properties, including color, mass and density.
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".
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'.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from proper.
What special property or quality is that, which being no where found but in sermons, maketh them effectual to save souls? Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 22.
A secondary essential mode, is any attribute of a thing, which is not of primary consideration, and is called a property. Isaac Watts.
’Tis conviction, not force, that must induce assent; and sure the logick of a conquering sword has no great property that way; silence it may, but convince it cannot. D. of Piety.
It is the property of an old sinner to find delight in reviewing his own villanies in others. Robert South, Sermons.
Some have been deceived into an opinion, that the inheritance of rule over men, and property in things, sprung from the same original, and were to descend by the same rules. John Locke.
Property, whose original is from the right a man has to use any of the inferior creatures, for subsistence and comfort, is for the sole advantage of the proprietor, so that he may even destroy the thing that he has property in. John Locke.
For numerous blessings yearly show’r’d,
And property with plenty crown’d,
Accept our pious praise. Dryden.
’Tis a thing impossible
I should love thee but as a property. William Shakespeare.
No wonder such men are true to a government, where liberty runs so high, where property is so well secured. Jonathan Swift.
Here I disclaim all my paternal care,
Propinquity, and property of blood,
And as a stranger to my heart and me,
Hold thee. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
I will draw a bill of properties, such as our play wants. William Shakespeare, Midsummer’s Night’s Dream.
The purple garments raise the lawyer’s fees,
High pomp and state are useful properties. Dryden.
Greenfield was the name of the property man in that time, who furnished implements for the actors. Alexander Pope.
Our poets excel in grandity and gravity, smoothness and property, in quickness and briefness. William Camden.
Etymology: from the noun.
His rear’d arm
Crested the world; his voice was property’d
As all the tuned spheres. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleop.
His large fortune
Subdues and properties to his love and tendance
All sorts of hearts. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.
They have here propertied me, keep me in darkness, and do all they can to face me out of my wits. William Shakespeare.
I am too highborn to be propertied,
To be a secondary at controul. William Shakespeare, King John.
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
an acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence
the exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title
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
all the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites
to invest which properties, or qualities
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.]
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
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. 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.
A dwelling or form of housing.
The property was beautifully advertised and did reflect the true price.
Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2020
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'property' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #772
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'property' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1497
Rank popularity for the word 'property' in Nouns Frequency: #229
The numerical value of property in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of property in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
We take the situation seriously, as emergency calls such as fire and emergency services to protect the lives and property have been hindered at a time when the risk of the pandemic and heat stroke is increasing and a typhoon is approaching.
The Fed actually pulled some buyers into the Hong Kong property stocks in the initial part of the session. But then Japan led the pullback ... as the central bank maintained its original interest rate policy when people had expected them to cut.
Tens of thousands of illegal aliens enter Texas every day. Our communities along the border are overrun with criminal aliens. The bodies of illegal aliens abandoned by their smugglers are found every week throughout South Texas, threats and violent actions of cartels have caused landowners and homeowners to abandon the property they worked all of their lives for. Texans along the border live in perpetual crisis as a result of the Administration’s open border policy.
A man can know nothing of mankind without knowing something of himself. Self-knowledge is the property of that man whose passions have their full play, but who ponders over their results.
Generally speaking, in the absence of a pre-nup, assets acquired during a marriage are split 50-50, assets acquired before the marriage typically remain each spouse's separate property unless those assets were comingled with marital assets or were converted to marital assets (such as by changing the title on the asset from separate to joint).
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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
- ominaisuus, tontti, omistusoikeus, kiinteistö, omaisuus, tila, määräala, omistusFinnish
- ogn, ognarrættur, eginleikiFaroese
- propriété, possession, accessoire, domaineFrench
- eigenskipWestern Frisian
- dílseacht, seilbh, sealúchas, réadmhaoin, maoinIrish
- sealbhScottish Gaelic
- מאפיין, תכונה, זכות הקניין, נכס, רכושHebrew
- 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
- ទ្រព្យ, អចលវត្ថុKhmer
- 소유관, 소유지, 재산, 소유물, 성질Korean
- res, dominium, possessio, proprietās, bona, possessionemLatin
- nuosavybė, savybė, turtasLithuanian
- fananana, tondroMalagasy
- 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
- 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
- lastnost, lastnina, last, lastništvoSlovene
- egendom, rekvisita, egenskapSwedish
- mal, mülk, vasıf, emlak, nitelik, mülkiyetTurkish
- власність, якість, властивість, майноUkrainian
- bất động sảnVietnamese
- dalabot, ledutodVolapük
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