(noun, verb)


1. something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

- that hat is my property

- he is a man of property

Similar word(s): belongings, holding

Definition categories: possession

2. a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

- a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

Definition categories: attribute

3. any area set aside for a particular purpose

- the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

Similar word(s): place

Definition categories: location

4. a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

- self-confidence is not an endearing property

Similar word(s): attribute, dimension

Definition categories: thought, concept, conception, construct

5. any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie

- before every scene he ran down his checklist of props

Similar word(s): prop

Definition categories: man–made, object

Sentences with property as a noun:

- Leave those books alone! They are my property.

- Important types of property include real property (land), personal property (other physical possessions), and intellectual property (rights over artistic creations, inventions, etc.).

- There is a large house on the property.

- He works in property as a housing consultant.

- Charm is his most endearing property.

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

- Costumes and scenery are distinguished from property properly speaking.


1. (obsolete) To invest with properties, or qualities.

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