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prop·er·ty

 (prŏp′ər-tē)
n. pl. prop·er·ties
1.
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. Something tangible or intangible, such as a claim or a right, in which a person has a legally cognizable, compensable interest.
e. Possessions considered as a group: moved with all his property.
2. A theatrical prop.
3. An attribute, characteristic, or quality: a compound with anti-inflammatory properties. See Synonyms at quality.

[Middle English, from Old French propriete, from Latin proprietās, ownership (translation of Greek idiotēs), from proprius, one's own; see per in Indo-European roots.]

prop′er·ty·less adj.

property

(ˈprɒpətɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. something of value, either tangible, such as land, or intangible, such as patents, copyrights, etc
2. (Law) law the right to possess, use, and dispose of anything
3. possessions collectively or the fact of owning possessions of value
4. (Agriculture)
a. a piece of land or real estate, esp used for agricultural purposes
b. (as modifier): property rights.
5. (Agriculture) chiefly Austral a ranch or station, esp a small one
6. (General Physics) a quality, attribute, or distinctive feature of anything, esp a characteristic attribute such as the density or strength of a material
7. (Logic) logic obsolete another name for proprium
8. (Theatre) any movable object used on the set of a stage play or film. Usually shortened to: prop
[C13: from Old French propriété, from Latin proprietās something personal, from proprius one's own]

prop•er•ty

(ˈprɒp ər ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. that which a person owns; the possession or possessions of a particular owner.
2. goods, land, etc., considered as possessions.
3. a piece of land or real estate.
4. ownership; right of possession, enjoyment, or disposal, esp. of something tangible.
5. something at the disposal of a person, a group of persons, or the community or public.
6. an essential or distinctive attribute or quality of a thing: the chemical properties of alcohol.
7. Also called prop. a usu. movable item used onstage or in a film set, esp. one handled by an actor or entertainer while performing.
8. a written work, play, movie, etc., bought or optioned for commercial production or distribution.
9. a person, esp. one under contract in entertainment or sports, regarded as having commercial value.
[1275–1325; Middle English proprete possession, attribute, what is one's own =propre proper + -te -ty2. compare propriety]
syn: property, chattels, effects, estate, goods refer to what is owned. property is the general word: She owns a great deal of property. He said that the umbrella was his property. chattels is a term for pieces of personal property or movable possessions; it may be applied to livestock, automobiles, etc.: a mortgage on chattels. effects is a term for any form of personal property, including even things of the least value: All my effects were insured against fire. estate refers to property of any kind that has been, or is capable of being, handed down to descendants or otherwise disposed of in a will: He left most of his estate to his niece. It may consist of personal estate (money, valuables, securities, chattels, etc.) or real estate (land and buildings). goods refers to household possessions or other movable property, esp. the stock in trade of a business: The store arranged its goods on shelves. See also quality.

property

1. Anything that may be owned.
2. As used in the military establishment, this term is usually confined to tangible property, including real estate and materiel. For special purposes and as used in certain statutes, this term may exclude such items as the public domain, certain lands, certain categories of naval vessels, and records of the Federal Government.
See Materials, Properties of

property

If something is someone's property, it belongs to them.

The field is the University's property.
Eventually the piano became my property.

You can also refer to all the things that a person owns as their property.

Her property passes to her next of kin.
Their property was confiscated and they were driven back to the ghettos.

When property is used in either of these ways, it is an uncount noun. You do not talk about a person's 'properties'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.property - something ownedproperty - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
possession - anything owned or possessed
material possession, tangible possession - property or belongings that are tangible
worldly belongings, worldly goods, worldly possessions - all the property that someone possess; "he left all his worldly possessions to his daughter"
ratables, rateables - property that provides tax income for local governments
hereditament - any property (real or personal or mixed) that can be inherited
intellectual property - intangible property that is the result of creativity (such as patents or trademarks or copyrights)
community property - property and income belonging jointly to a married couple
personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property - movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
things - any movable possession (especially articles of clothing); "she packed her things and left"
immovable, real estate, real property, realty - property consisting of houses and land
commonage - property held in common
landholding - a holding in the form of land
salvage - property or goods saved from damage or destruction
shareholding - a holding in the form of shares of corporations
church property, spirituality, spiritualty - property or income owned by a church
lease, letting, rental - property that is leased or rented out or let
trade-in - an item of property that is given in part payment for a new one
public property - property owned by a government
wealth - property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
estate - everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
heirloom - (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
stockholding, stockholdings - a specific number of stocks or shares owned; "sell holdings he has in corporations"
trust - something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary); "he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father"
2.property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
actinism - the property of radiation that enables it to produce photochemical effects
isotropy, symmetry - (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
anisotropy - the property of being anisotropic; having a different value when measured in different directions
device characteristic, characteristic - any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
connectivity - the property of being connected or the degree to which something has connections
wave-particle duality, duality - (physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory
genetic endowment, heredity - the total of inherited attributes
age - how long something has existed; "it was replaced because of its age"
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
physical composition, composition, make-up, makeup, constitution - the way in which someone or something is composed
consistency, eubstance, consistence, body - the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
disposition - a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"
tactile property, feel - a property perceived by touch
optics - optical properties; "the optics of a telescope"
visual property - an attribute of vision
aroma, odor, olfactory property, odour, smell, scent - any property detected by the olfactory system
sound property - an attribute of sound
fullness, mellowness, richness - the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing; "the music had a fullness that echoed through the hall"; "the cheap wine had no body, no mellowness"; "he was well aware of the richness of his own appearance"
taste property - a property appreciated via the sense of taste
saltiness - the property of containing salt (as a compound or in solution)
edibility, edibleness - the property of being fit to eat
bodily property - an attribute of the body
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
chemical property - a property used to characterize materials in reactions that change their identity
sustainability - the property of being sustainable
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
concentration - the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume
weakness - the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
temporal property - a property relating to time
viability - (of living things) capable of normal growth and development
spatial property, spatiality - any property relating to or occupying space
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
size - the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe"
hydrophobicity - the property of being water-repellent; tending to repel and not absorb water
analyticity - the property of being analytic
compositeness - the property of being a composite number
primality - the property of being a prime number
selectivity - the property of being selective
vascularity - the property being vascular; "a prominent vascularity"
extension - the ability to raise the working leg high in the air; "the dancer was praised for her uncanny extension"; "good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability"
solvability, solubility - the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it possible to solve
3.property - any area set aside for a particular purposeproperty - any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
boatyard - a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
sanctuary - a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
centre, center - a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers"
colony - a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated; "a nudist colony"; "an artists' colony"
hatchery - a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs); "the park authorities operated a trout hatchery"
4.property - a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
lineament, character, quality - a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
feature of speech, feature - (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind
5.property - any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie; "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
custard pie - a prop consisting of an open pie filled with real or artificial custard; thrown in slapstick comedies
mise en scene, stage setting, setting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

property

noun
1. possessions, goods, means, effects, holdings, capital, riches, resources, estate, assets, wealth, belongings, chattels Security forces confiscated weapons and stolen property.
2. land, holding, title, estate, acres, real estate, freehold, realty, real property He inherited a family property near Stamford.
3. quality, feature, characteristic, mark, ability, attribute, virtue, trait, hallmark, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy A radio signal has both electrical and magnetic properties.
Quotations
"Property is theft" [Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Qu'est-ce que la Propriété?]

property

noun
1. One's portable property:
belonging (often used in plural), effect (used in plural), good (used in plural), lares and penates, personal effects, personal property, possession (used in plural), thing (often used in plural).
Informal: stuff.
Law: chattel, movable (often used in plural).
2. Something, as land and assets, legally possessed:
estate, holding (often used in plural), possession (used in plural).
3. Usually extensive real estate:
acre (often used in plural), estate, land.
Translations
خاصِيَّهعَقارات، أملاكقِطْعَة أثاث تُسْتَعْمَل في التَّمْثيلمِلْكمُلْكِيَّة
vlastnictvívlastnostmajeteknemovitostrekvizita
ejendomrekvisitegenskabejendel
bienoecohavoposedaĵopropraĵo
omaisuusominaisuusomistusomistusoikeustila
vlasništvogospodarstvoimanjeosobinaposjed
birtokingatlankellékszínpadi kelléktulajdon
eiginleikieigneigur, eignlandeign; fasteignleikmunir
所有物特徴特性財産資産
재산성질소유관소유물소유지
bonadominiumpossessioproprietasres
rekvizitasžemės sklypas
butaforijaīpašībaīpašumsnekustamais īpašums
rekvizita
lastninaposestlast
egendomegenskap
ทรัพย์สมบัติ
tài sản

property

[ˈprɒpərti]
n
(= houses, flats) → immobilier m
to invest in property → investir dans l'immobilier
(= house, flat) → propriété f
a family property → une propriété familiale
(= land) → propriété f
"private property" → "propriété privée"
(= possessions) → propriété f
other people's property → la propriété des autres
It's their property
BUT Cela leur appartient.C'est leur propriété.
stolen property → les objets volés
personal property → biens personnels
private property → la propriété privée intellectual property
(= characteristic) → propriété f
chemical properties → propriétés chimiques
modif [prices] → de l'immobilier; [ownership] → immobilier/ière; [boom] → sur l'immobilier; [deal, dealer] → immobilier/ière
property damage → dommages mpl matériels property company, property development, property ladderproperty company ncompagnie f immobilièreproperty developer npromoteur m immobilierproperty development npromotion f immobilièreproperty ladder n
to get on the property ladder, to get a foot on the property ladder (= become a property owner) → accéder à la propriétéproperty market nmarché m immobilierproperty owner n (= owner of a house, flat) → propriétaire m/fproperty tax nimpôt m foncier

property

n
(= characteristic, Philos, Comput) → Eigenschaft f; it has healing propertieses besitzt heilende Kräfte
(= thing owned)Eigentum nt; government/company propertyEigentum ntder Regierung/Firma, Regierungs-/Firmeneigentum nt; that’s my propertydas gehört mir; common property (lit)gemeinsames Eigentum; (fig)Gemeingut nt; property is theftEigentum ist Diebstahl; to become the property of somebodyin jds Eigentum (acc)übergehen; a man of propertyein begüterter Mann
(= building)Haus nt, → Wohnung f; (= office)Gebäude nt; (= land)Besitztum nt; (= estate)Besitz m; this house is a very valuable propertydieses Haus ist ein sehr wertvoller Besitz; invest your money in propertylegen Sie Ihr Geld in Immobilien an; property in London is dearerdie Preise auf dem Londoner Immobilienmarkt sind höher
(Theat) → Requisit nt

property

:
property assets
plVermögenswerte pl
property consultant
nVermögensberater(in) m(f)
property developer
nHäusermakler(in) m(f)
property giant
nBaulöwe m/-löwin f (inf)
property man
n (Theat) → Requisiteur m
property manager, property master
n (Theat) → Requisiteur(in) m(f)
property market
property mistress
n (Theat) → Requisiteurin f
property owner
nHaus- und Grundbesitzer(in) m(f)
property speculation
nImmobilienspekulation f
property speculator
nImmobilienspekulant(in) m(f)
property tax

property

[ˈprɒpətɪ] n
a. (quality) → proprietà f inv, caratteristica
b. (possessions) → beni mpl; (land, building) (Chem) → proprietà f inv
he owns property in Spain → ha delle proprietà in Spagna
personal property → beni mpl mobili
a man of property → un possidente
is this your property? → è tuo?
lost property → oggetti mpl smarriti
c. (Theatre) → (elemento del) materiale m di scena

property

(ˈpropəti) plural ˈproperties noun
1. something that a person owns. These books are my property.
2. land or buildings that a person owns. He has property in Scotland.
3. a quality (usually of a substance). Hardness is a property of diamonds.
4. (usually abbreviated to prop (prop) ) a small piece of furniture or an article used by an actor in a play.

property

مُلْكِيَّة vlastnictví ejendom Eigentum περιουσία propiedad omaisuus propriété vlasništvo proprietà 所有物 재산 bezit eiendom własność propriedade собственность egendom ทรัพย์สมบัติ mülk tài sản 财产

property

n. propiedad, cualidad, característica, atributo. V. cuadro en la página 215.
References in classic literature ?
March lost his property in trying to help an unfortunate friend, the two oldest girls begged to be allowed to do something toward their own support, at least.
As soon as I make a little further search, to make sure it could not have dropped in some out-of-the-way place, I shall go over to Professor Beecher's camp and demand that he give me back my property.
Cutter had purposely remained childless, with the determination to outlive him and to share his property with her `people,' whom he detested.
The parrot and the mockingbird were the property of Madame Lebrun, and they had the right to make all the noise they wished.
After he had sufficiently extolled the property of discretion, he undertook to exhibit in what manner its use was applicable to the present situation of their tribe.
She was here to look at the property before your daughters came.
The reader may deem it singular that the head carpenter of the new edifice was no other than the son of the very man from whose dead gripe the property of the soil had been wrested.
The period was hardly, if at all, earlier than that of our story, when a dispute concerning the right of property in a pig not only caused a fierce and bitter contest in the legislative body of the colony, but resulted in an important modification of the framework itself of the legislature.
Much as I liked my companions, this hour was the thing in the day I liked most; and I liked it best of all when, as the light faded--or rather, I should say, the day lingered and the last calls of the last birds sounded, in a flushed sky, from the old trees-- I could take a turn into the grounds and enjoy, almost with a sense of property that amused and flattered me, the beauty and dignity of the place.
It was the private property of three confederate white seamen of that ship, one of whom, it seems, communicated it to Tashtego with Romish injunctions of secresy, but the following night Tashtego rambled in his sleep, and revealed so much of it in that way, that when he was wakened he could not well withhold the rest.
These pleadings, and the counter pleadings, being duly heard, the very learned judge in set terms decided, to wit, --That as for the boat, he awarded it to the plaintiffs, because they had merely abandoned it to save their lives; but that with regard to the controverted whale, harpoons, and line, they belonged to the defendants; the whale, because it was a Loose-Fish at the time of the final capture; and the harpoons and line because when the fish made off with them, it (the fish) acquired a property in those articles; and hence anybody who afterwards took the fish had a right to them.
The agent was most polite, and explained that that was the usual formula; that it was always arranged that the property should be merely rented.

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