Prop Definition

prŏp
propped, propping, props
noun
props
A rigid support, as a beam, stake, or pole, placed under or against a structure or part.
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One that serves as a means of support or assistance.
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A person or thing that gives support or aid to a person, institution, etc.
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Any of the articles other than costumes and scenery used by an actor or performer during a performance on stage or in a film.
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verb
propped, propping, props
To support, hold up, or hold in place with or as with a prop.
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To place or lean (something) against a support.
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To sustain or bolster.
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Antonyms:
falldrop
abbreviation
Proper(ly)
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Property.
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Proposition.
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Proprietor.
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prefix
Related to or derived from propionic acid.
Propane.
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Origin of Prop

  • Akin to German Pfropfen and Danish proppe, compare Latin propago (“layer of a plant")

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English proppe probably from Middle Dutch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Abbreviation of proposition.

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of propeller.

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of property.

    From Wiktionary

  • From propionic acid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for property

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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