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prop·er

 (prŏp′ər)
adj.
1. Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting: the proper knife for cutting bread; not a proper moment for a joke.
2. Called for by rules or conventions; correct: the proper form for a business letter.
3. Strictly following rules or conventions, especially in social behavior; seemly: a proper lady; a proper gentleman.
4.
a. Belonging to one; own: restored to his proper shape by the magician.
b. Characteristically belonging to the being or thing in question; peculiar: an optical effect proper to fluids.
5. Being within the strictly limited sense, as of a term designating something: the town proper, excluding the suburbs.
6. Ecclesiastical For use in the liturgy of a particular feast or season of the year.
7. Mathematics Of or relating to a subset of a given set when the set has at least one element not in the subset.
8. Worthy of the name; true: wanted a proper dinner, not just a snack.
9. Out-and-out; thorough: a proper whipping.
adv.
Thoroughly: beat the eggs good and proper.
n. also Proper Ecclesiastical
The portion of the liturgy that varies according to the particular feast or season of the year.

[Middle English propre, from Old French, from Latin proprius; see per in Indo-European roots.]

prop′er·ly adv.
prop′er·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.properly - in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
improperly - in an improper way; "he checked whether the wound had healed improperly"
2.properly - with reason or justice

properly

adverb
1. correctly, rightly, fittingly, appropriately, legitimately, accurately, suitably, aptly, deservedly, as intended, in the true sense, in the accepted or approved manner The debate needs to be conducted properly.
correctly wrongly, incorrectly, improperly, inappropriately, inaccurately, unsuitably, inaptly, unfittingly

properly

adverb
In a fair, sporting manner:
Translations
بِشَكْلٍ مُنَاسِببِصورَةٍ صَحيحَهبصورةٍ كامِلَه
pečlivěpodrobněřádněsprávně
korrektordentligt
kunnolla
ispravno
almennilegarétt, á réttan hátt
適切に
적절하게
pravilno
på rätt sätt
อย่างถูกต้อง
một cách đúng đắn

properly

[ˈprɒpəlɪ] ADV
1. (= suitably, adequately) → adecuadamente, apropiadamente
the staff are not properly trainedel personal no está adecuadamente or apropiadamente capacitado
not properly dressed (for occasion) → no vestido de la manera adecuada; (for activity) → no vestido de la manera apropiada
I had not eaten properly for the past few dayshacía unos días que no comía como es debido
2. (= correctly) [function, work] → bien
sit up properly! (to child) → ¡siéntate como es debido!
if you don't sit up properly you can damage your backsi no te sientas correctamente, puedes fastidiarte la espalda
if you can't behave properly I'll have to take you homesi no te portas bien, tendremos que irnos a casa
to do sth properlyhacer algo bien or como es debido
we haven't got the money to do the job properlyno tenemos dinero para hacer bien el trabajo or para hacer el trabajo como es debido
properly speakinghablando con propiedad, propiamente dicho
the process is not properly understoodno se sabe exactamente en qué consiste el proceso
3. (= in seemly fashion) → correctamente
to behave properlyportarse correctamente
she very properly refusedse negó a ello e hizo bien
4. (= really, thoroughly) → verdaderamente
we were properly ashamed/puzzledestábamos verdaderamente avergonzados/confundidos

properly

[ˈprɒpərli] adv
(= in the correct way) [work, function] → correctement
to do sth properly
You're not doing it properly → Tu ne t'y prends pas correctement.
(= adequately) [prepared, trained, funded, informed] → correctement; [eat, read, concentrate] → correctement
(= in an appropriate way) [dress, behave] → convenablement
Dress properly for your interview → Habille-toi convenablement pour ton entretien.proper name nnom m propreproper noun nnom m propre

properly

adv
(= correctly)richtig; properly speakinggenau genommen, streng genommen; Holland, more properly called the NetherlandsHolland, eigentlich or richtiger die Niederlande; Irish is properly called GaelicIrisch heißt korrekt Gälisch
(= in seemly fashion)anständig; to conduct oneself properlysich korrekt verhalten; she very properly refusedsie hat sich zu Recht geweigert
(= justifiably)zu Recht
(inf: = really, thoroughly) → ganz schön (inf)

properly

[ˈprɒpəlɪ] adv
a. (correctly, speak, write) → bene, come si deve; (use) → in modo giusto
she very properly refused → ha giustamente rifiutato
properly speaking → propriamente parlando
b. (in seemly fashion) → correttamente, decentemente
not properly dressed → vestito/a in maniera sconveniente
c. (fam) (really, thoroughly) → veramente

proper

(ˈpropə) adjective
1. right, correct, or suitable. That isn't the proper way to clean the windows; You should have done your schoolwork at the proper time – it's too late to start now.
2. complete or thorough. Have you made a proper search?
3. respectable or well-mannered. Such behaviour isn't quite proper.
ˈproperly adverb
1. correctly or rightly. She can't pronounce his name properly.
2. completely or thoroughly. I didn't have time to read the book properly.
proper noun/name
a noun or name which names a particular person, thing or place (beginning with a capital letter). `John' and `New York' are proper nouns.

properly

بِشَكْلٍ مُنَاسِب řádně korrekt richtig κατάλληλα correctamente kunnolla correctement ispravno correttamente 適切に 적절하게 op de juiste manier på rett måte właściwie propriamente надлежащим образом på rätt sätt อย่างถูกต้อง doğru dürüst một cách đúng đắn 适当地
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Snodgrass, who was tilting back in his chair, till he arranged himself properly, began to read:
Besides the kitchen, there was a living-room, with a wide double bed built against the wall, properly made up with blue gingham sheets and pillows.
She had been properly dressed for the occasion in black tulle and black silk tights.
Philologists have said that there are but two or three languages, properly speaking, among all the numerous tribes which formerly occupied the country that now composes the United States.
But under pretence of seeing if it was properly flavored, Christie raised it to her own lips.
Holgrave had read very little, and that little in passing through the thoroughfare of life, where the mystic language of his books was necessarily mixed up with the babble of the multitude, so that both one and the other were apt to lose any sense that might have been properly their own.
Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town.
I was by this time-- if I can put the whole thing at all together--more appalled at what I may properly call her manner than at anything else, though it was simultaneously with this that I became aware of having Mrs.
Of things not properly belonging to the room, there was a hammock lashed up, and thrown upon the floor in one corner; also a large seaman's bag, containing the harpooneer's wardrobe, no doubt in lieu of a land trunk.
Consider that the whale has nothing that can properly be called a neck; on the contrary, where his head and body seem to join, there, in that very place, is the thickest part of him.
I should think, sir," said John, "he had better be without a rider, unless he can be ridden properly.
Niggers, you know, that's fetched up properly, ha'n't no kind of 'spectations of no kind; so all these things comes easier.