proper

  • 1 Proper — Prop er, a. [OE. propre, F. propre, fr. L. proprius. Cf. {Appropriate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Belonging to one; one s own; individual. His proper good [i. e., his own possessions]. Chaucer. My proper son. Shak. [1913 Webster] Now learn the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Proper — may refer to:* Proper (liturgy), the part of a Christian liturgy that is specific to the date within the Liturgical Year * Proper frame, such system of reference in which object is stationary (non moving), sometimes also called a co moving frame… …

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  • 3 proper — [präp′ər] adj. [ME propre < OFr < L proprius, one s own] 1. specially adapted or suitable to a specific purpose or specific conditions; appropriate [the proper tool for a job] 2. naturally belonging or peculiar (to) [weather proper to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 proper — prop·er adj: marked by fitness or correctness; esp: being in accordance with established procedure, law, jurisdiction, or standards of care, fairness, and justice argued that the shareholder was acting in bad faith and lacked a proper purpose for …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 proper — Adj sauber erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. propre, das auf l. proprius eigen, eigentümlich zurückgeht.    Ebenso nndl. proper, ne. proper, nschw. proper, nnorw. proper. ✎ DF 2 (1942), 690f.; Jones (1976), 543;… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 6 proper — [adj1] suitable able, applicable, appropriate, apt, au fait, becoming, befitting, capable, competent, convenient, decent, desired, felicitous, fit, fitting, good, happy, just, legitimate, meet, qualified, right, suited, true, useful; concept 558… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 proper — early 13c., adapted to some purpose, fit, apt, from O.Fr. propre (11c.), from L. proprius one s own, particular to itself, from pro privo for the individual. Proper name belonging to or relating to the person or thing in question, is from late… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 proper — Adj. (Oberstufe) ugs.: im Äußeren ordentlich und sauber Synonyme: adrett, gepflegt Beispiele: Ihre Kleidung ist immer sehr proper. Das Zimmer ist proper aufgeräumt …

    Extremes Deutsch

  • 9 proper — ► ADJECTIVE 1) truly what something is said or regarded to be; genuine. 2) (after a noun ) strictly so called: the World Cup proper. 3) suitable or appropriate; correct. 4) respectable, especially excessively so. 5) (proper to) belonging or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 proper to — formal : belonging to or suited to (something) Are such violent emotions proper to poetry? • • • Main Entry: ↑proper …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 Proper — Prop er, adv. Properly; hence, to a great degree; very; as, proper good. [Colloq & Vulgar] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 proper — 1 meet, appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous, *fit, suitable Analogous words: congruous, congenial, compatible, *consonant: *correct, nice, right: #due, rightful, condign Antonyms: improper Contrasted words: wrong, *false …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 proper — »eigen; sauber, ordentlich (besonders von der Kleidung); nett«: Das Adjektiv wurde Anfang des 17. Jh.s aus gleichbed. frz. propre entlehnt, das auf lat. proprius »eigen, eigentümlich, wesentlich« zurückgeht …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 14 Proper — ist die Hauptsache, sagt der Feldwebel. – Holtei, Eselsfresser, I, 121 …

    Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • 15 proper — prop|er1 W2S1 [ˈprɔpə US ˈpra:pər] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: propre, from Latin proprius own ] 1.) [only before noun] right, suitable, or correct ▪ Everything was in its proper place (=where it should be) . ▪ the proper way to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 proper — 1 adjective 1 (only before noun, no comparative) especially BrE right, suitable, or correct: She needs proper medical attention. | Put that back in its proper place. | I went through the proper process, I wrote to my MP. 2 socially or legally… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 proper */*/*/ — UK [ˈprɒpə(r)] / US [ˈprɑpər] adjective 1) [only before noun] suitable for the purpose or situation You have to have the proper tools for the job. That s not the proper way to do it! The problem was they didn t have a proper place to rehearse.… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 proper — prop|er [ prapər ] adjective ** ▸ 1 appropriate ▸ 2 moral ▸ 3 considered real/serious ▸ 4 behaving politely ▸ 5 in its most exact sense ▸ 6 complete in every detail ▸ 7 of particular type 1. ) only before noun appropriate for the purpose or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 proper — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 a accurate, correct (in the proper sense of the word; gave him the proper amount). b fit, suitable, right (at the proper time; do it the proper way). 2 decent; respectable, esp. excessively so (not quite proper). 3 (usu.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 proper — properly, adv. properness, n. /prop euhr/, adj. 1. adapted or appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; fit; suitable: the proper time to plant strawberries. 2. conforming to established standards of behavior or manners; correct or decorous: a …

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