Definitions of property

  1. Articles, including dresses, required by actors on the stage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie; "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property"; Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. An acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. All the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Propriety; correctness. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To invest which properties, or qualities. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To make a property of; to appropriate. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. See personal property, real estate, community property, separate property.
  14. Any quality or attribute that belongs to a thing, or one that especially marks it; ownership; the thing owned; estate; goods. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. That which is proper to anything: a peculiar or essential quality: a quality: that which is one's own: an estate: right of possessing, employing, etc.: ownership:-pl. articles required by actors in a play. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Anything that may be owned; ownership; a distinguishing quality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A peculiar or inherent quality of anything; quality; nature; attribute common to a class, which may or may not be distinctive of it; ownership; the thing owned; an estate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Peculiar quality; that which is inherent in a thing, or essentially natural to it; an acquired or artificial quality; the exclusive right of possessing and disposing of a thing; the thing owned or possessed; an estate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for property

  1. I was to take my rich uncle's property – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  2. First some property left me by my dear mother. – The Reverberator by Henry James