Definition of Property

1. Noun. Something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone. "He is a man of property"

2. Noun. A basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class. "A study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

3. Noun. Any area set aside for a particular purpose. "The president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
Exact synonyms: Place
Specialized synonyms: Boatyard, Sanctuary, Center, Centre, Colony, Hatchery
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Derivative terms: Place

4. Noun. A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished. "Self-confidence is not an endearing property"

5. Noun. Any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie. "Before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
Exact synonyms: Prop
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Custard Pie
Group relationships: Mise En Scene, Setting, Stage Setting

Definition of Property

1. n. That which is proper to anything; a peculiar quality of a thing; that which is inherent in a subject, or naturally essential to it; an attribute; as, sweetness is a property of sugar.

2. v. t. To invest which properties, or qualities.

Definition of Property

1. Noun. Something that is owned. ¹

2. Noun. A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land. ¹

3. Noun. real estate; the business of selling houses. ¹

4. Noun. The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing. ¹

5. Noun. An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept. ¹

6. Noun. An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter. ¹

8. Noun. (usually in the plural theater) An object used in a dramatic production ¹

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Definition of Property

1. something owned [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Property

properly speaking
property (current term)
property ladder
property law
property line
property man
property master
property owner
property right
property rights
property settlement
property tax

Literary usage of Property

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1874)
"X.—Of property and Riches. But the relation, which is esteem'd the closest, and which of ail others produces most commonly the passion of pride, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Succession is the transmission of property either real or personal at the death ... When the owner of property dies, it is presumed that his property will ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"(i) Germany undertakes to compensate its nationals in respect of the sale or retention of their property, rights or interests in Allied or Associated States ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Information as to the property taken, its age, the character of the maintenance thereof, the betterments made thereto, the date on which the property was ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"All property to which there is no one entitled to legal possession belongs, or escheats, to ^the State. The Code Napoleon awards tresor (treasure trove) to ..."

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