- Property is something that is owned, whether it is goods, land or creative.
An example of property is a person's house.
property definition by Webster's New World
- the right to possess, use, and dispose of something; ownership: property in land
- something, as a piece of writing, in which copyright or other rights are held, specif., one acquired for production as a film
- a thing or things owned; possessions collectively; esp., land or real estate owned
- a specific piece of land or real estate
- any trait or attribute proper to a thing or, formerly, to a person; characteristic quality; peculiarity; specif., any of the principal characteristics of a substance, esp. as determined by the senses or by its effect on another substance: the properties of a chemical compound
- something regarded as being possessed by, or at the disposal of, a person or group of persons: common property
- Logic a quality common to all members of a species or class
- Theater, Film, TV any of the movable articles used as part of the setting or in a piece of stage business, except the costumes, backdrops, etc.
Origin: Middle English proprete ; from Old French proprieté ; from Classical Latin proprietas ; from proprius, one's own
- propertyless adjective
property definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. prop·er·ties
- a. Something owned; a possession.b. A piece of real estate: has a swimming pool on the property.c. Something tangible or intangible to which its owner has legal title: properties such as copyrights and trademarks.d. Possessions considered as a group.
- The right of ownership; title.
- An article, except costumes and scenery, that appears on the stage or on screen during a dramatic performance.
- a. A characteristic trait or peculiarity, especially one serving to define or describe its possessor.b. A characteristic attribute possessed by all members of a class. See Synonyms at quality.
- A special capability or power; a virtue: the chemical properties of a metal.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French propriete, from Latin proprietās, ownership (translation of Greek idiotēs), from proprius, one's own; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
- propˈer·ty·less adjective
property - Business Definition
- Something valuable, tangible or intangible, that is owned.
- A trait or attribute of something. For example, a desirable property of bonds is the semiannual interest payment.
property - Legal Definition