The definition of proper is appropriate or obeying manners and standards.(adjective)
An example of proper used as an adjective is a proper gesture, such as putting ones napkin in your lap before eating.
Proper is defined as thoroughly and completely.(adverb)
An example of something done proper is a science project finished correctly and all the way through, completed good and proper.
See proper in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME propre < OFr < L proprius, one's own
See proper in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English propre
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin proprius; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
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