1. something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
- that hat is my property
- he is a man of property
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
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.