Property meaning

prŏp'ər-tē
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.

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Property is something that is owned, whether it is goods, land or creative.

An example of property is a person's house.

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A thing or things owned; possessions collectively; esp., land or real estate owned.
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A specific piece of land or real estate.
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A theatrical prop.
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Property that has no physical existence, such as stock options or goodwill.
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Property having to do with patents or trademarks.
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See personal property.
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An attribute, characteristic, or quality.

A compound with anti-inflammatory properties.

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Something regarded as being possessed by, or at the disposal of, a person or group of persons.

Common property.

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All of the rights of ownership, including the rights of possession, to enjoy, to use, and to dispose of a chattel or a piece of land.
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Property held jointly by two or or more persons, or property that belongs to all citizens. See also community property.
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Property without tangible value, but that represents something of value, such as a stock certificate, which is just a piece of paper, but which indicates ownership of stock. Something of value.
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A quality common to all members of a species or class.
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Any of the movable articles used as part of the setting or in a piece of stage business, except the costumes, backdrops, etc.
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Community or state owned property that is not restricted to use by an individual or a select few, and over which the state or community has dominion and control.
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Land, real estate.
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Property with physical form and extent.
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Something that is owned.

Leave those books alone! They are my property.

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A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.

There is a large house on the property. Important types of property include real property (land), personal property (other physical possessions), and intellectual property (rights over artistic creations, inventions, etc.).

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Real estate; the business of selling houses.

He works in property as a housing consultant.

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The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
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An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.

Charm is his most endearing property.

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An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.

Matter can have many properties, including color, mass and density.

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(computing) An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.

You need to set the debugging property to "verbose".

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(usually in the plural, theater) An object used in a dramatic production.

Costumes and scenery are distinguished from property properly speaking.

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(obsolete) To invest with properties, or qualities.

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(obsolete) To make a property of; to appropriate.
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Origin of property

  • Middle English from Old French propriete from Latin proprietās ownership (translation of Greek idiotēs) from proprius one's own per1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English /Anglo-Norman proprete, from Middle French propreté, from Old French propriete (modern propriété), itself, from Latin proprietas, from proprius 'own'.
    From Wiktionary