Meaning of PROPERTY in English


n. (pl. -ies)

1. a something owned; a possession, esp. a house, land, etc. b Law the right to possession, use, etc. c possessions collectively, esp. real estate (has money in property).

2 an attribute, quality, or characteristic (has the property of dissolving grease).

3 a moveable object used on a theatre stage, in a film, etc.

4 Logic a quality common to a whole class but not necessary to distinguish it from others.

Phrases and idioms:

common property a thing known by most people. property man (or mistress) a man (or woman) in charge of theatrical properties. property qualification a qualification for office, or for the exercise of a right, based on the possession of property. property tax a tax levied directly on property.

Etymology: ME through AF f. OF propri{eacute}t{eacute} f. L proprietas -tatis (as PROPER)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.