What does proposal mean?

Definitions for proposal
prəˈpoʊ zəlpro·pos·al

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proposal(noun)

    something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

  2. marriage proposal, proposal of marriage, marriage offer, proposal(noun)

    an offer of marriage

  3. proposal, proposition(noun)

    the act of making a proposal

    "they listened to her proposal"

Wiktionary

  1. proposal(Noun)

    That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.

  2. proposal(Noun)

    The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proposal(noun)

    that which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage

  2. Proposal(noun)

    the offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract

Freebase

  1. Proposal

    A business proposal is a written offer from a seller to a prospective buyer. Business proposals are often a key step in the complex sales process—i.e., whenever a buyer considers more than price in a purchase. A proposal puts the buyer's requirements in a context that favors the sellers products and services, and educates the buyer about the capabilities of the seller in satisfying their needs. A successful proposal results in a sale, where both parties get what they want, a win-win situation. The professional organization devoted to the advancement of the art and science of proposal development is The Association of Proposal Management Professionals.

Editors Contribution

  1. proposal

    To ask.

    The wedding proposal is from a person to another or many choose to discuss and agree their proposal together.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2020  
  2. proposal

    To propose a solution, creation, plan or action.

    The proposal of marriage was beautiful for them both.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'proposal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2532

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'proposal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1934

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'proposal' in Nouns Frequency: #397

How to pronounce proposal?

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

How to say proposal in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proposal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proposal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of proposal in a Sentence

  1. Liz Cheney:

    I'm hopeful that Senate Appropriations Committee will be able to come up with a proposal that we can all support, that the President can sign, but Senate Appropriations Committee's going to have to include funding that will allow us to secure the border, and Senate Appropriations Committee will have to include funding for some sort of a barrier.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I have a message for Secretary Clinton: We shouldn't re-negotiate the Pacific trade proposal, we should kill this unfettered free trade agreement which would cost us nearly half a million jobs.

  3. Joseph Dunford:

    We had a proposal that we're working on with the Russians right now, i won't share the details, but my sense is that the Russians are as enthusiastic as we are to de-conflict operations and ensure that we can continue to take the campaign to ISIS and ensure the safety of our personnel.

  4. Nicholos Venditti:

    If I lived in Chicago, this proposal would drive me insane.

  5. Edward P. Tryon:

    In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time.

Images & Illustrations of proposal

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