Meaning of PROPERTY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈprä-pər-tē ]


( plural -ties )

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

Date: 14th century


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


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 -ləs adjective

• prop·er·ty·less·ness -nəs noun

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