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, holdingnoun

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

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

  2. propertynoun

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

    "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

  3. place, propertynoun

    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, dimensionnoun

    a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

    "self-confidence is not an endearing property"

  5. property, propnoun

    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. propertynoun

    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. propertynoun

    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. propertynoun

    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. propertynoun

    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. propertynoun

    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. propertynoun

    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. propertynoun

    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. propertynoun

    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. Propertyadjective

    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. Propertyadjective

    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. Propertyadjective

    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. Propertyadjective

    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. Propertyadjective

    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. Propertyadjective

    propriety; correctness

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

  7. Propertyverb

    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. Propertyverb

    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

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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. Donald Trump:

    No one should carelessly compare political opponents to historical villains, which is done often and all the time. It's got to stop. We should not mob people in public spaces or destroy public property. There is one way to settle our disagreements -- it's called peacefully, at the ballot box. That's what we want.

  2. Judy Shelton:

    Our government is promising so much to so many and at the same time we let the government control the value of our money and all of that would really go against the grain with our Founders -- who did not see it as the government's task to supply everything to everybody, they saw the government's task to be to protect private property and that's why they wanted limited government because they knew.

  3. National Weather Service:

    Everyone with property or other interest along streams and rivers should remain alert to changing weather forecast.

  4. David Howard:

    Is it possible for the federal government to create any more uncertainty for renters and rental home property owners in this country ? shame on me for assuming the moratorium would not be extended after The President announced The President has no legal authority to do so, nor was Congress able to pass legislation to do so. Meanwhile, rental home property owners have lost billions of dollars they will never recover.

  5. Kris Holden:

    Where I do business in Brooklyn, Queens and parts of Long Island, if the property is priced accurately, which is under $ 500,000 in some areas, under $ 800,000 in other areas, there will always be people looking to buy no matter the season, i've had offers accepted on New Year's Eve. Where else do agents get that ?

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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