Meaning of PROPERTY in English



Pronunciation: ' prä-p ə r-t ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -ties

Etymology: Middle English proprete, from Anglo-French propreté, from Latin proprietat-, proprietas, from proprius own

Date: 14th century

1 a : a quality or trait belonging and especially peculiar to an individual or thing b : an effect that an object has on another object or on the senses c : VIRTUE 3 d : an attribute common to all members of a class

2 a : something owned or possessed specifically : a piece of real estate b : the exclusive right to possess, enjoy, and dispose of a thing : OWNERSHIP c : something to which a person or business has a legal title d : one (as a performer) who is under contract and whose work is especially valuable e : a book or script purchased for publication or production

3 : an article or object used in a play or motion picture except painted scenery and costumes

synonyms see QUALITY

– prop · er · ty · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

– prop · er · ty · less · ness \ -n ə s \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.