Definitions of proposition

  1. suggest sex to; "She was propositioned by a stranger at the party" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a task to be dealt with; "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. That which is proposed; that which is offered, as for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; a proposal; as, the enemy made propositions of peace; his proposition was not accepted. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject; as, snow is white. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. That which is offered for consideration; proposal; a complete sentence, or one that affirms or denies something; in mathematics, a theorem or problem for solution. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A placing before: offer of terms: the act of stating anything: that which is stated: (gram. and logic) a complete sentence, or one which affirms or denies something: (math.) a theorem or problem to be demonstrated or solved. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Anything proposed; offer of terms; statement to be proved. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Something proposed; a statement to be proved; the act of proposing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A statement forming a complete sentence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. That which is proposed or offered for consideration or adoption; a proposal; a statement; a sentence in which something is affirmed or denied; a theorem or a problem. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. That which is proposed or offered for consideration or acceptance; an offer of terms; in math., a theorem or problem for demonstration or solution; that which is offered or affirmed; the first part of a poem or discourse in which the subject of it is stated; in gram. and logic, a sentence, or part of one, consisting of a subject, a predicate, and a copula; a form of speech in which the predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for proposition

  1. It was a mighty serious proposition and one I shall never forget." – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  2. You gentlemen will probably consult together on the subject, and whatever may be the advice which you shall consider it to be your duty to give to the mother,- and I am sure that you will feel bound to let her know the proposition that has been made; I do not hesitate to say that we have a right to expect that it shall be made known to her,- I need hardly remark that were the young lady to accept the young lord's hand we should all be in a boat together in reference to the mother's rank, and to the widow's claim upon the personal property left behind him by her late husband. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope