For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Aprop, Crop, Drop, or Trop?
Header of prop


The word PROP can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun prop:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb prop:

Video footage: 4K Prop airplane flying voerhead
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun prop

What does prop mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: props

  1. a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: support = supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
    • more specific words: pitprop / sprag = a wooden prop used to support the roof of a mine
  2. any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
    • example: before every scene he ran down his checklist of props
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of prop: property
    • more generic terms: object / physical object = a tangible and visible entity
    • more specific term: custard pie = a prop consisting of an open pie filled with real or artificial custard
    • part of: mise en scene / setting / stage setting = arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
  3. a propeller that rotates to push against air

Alternative definition of the noun prop


  1. An object placed against or under another, to support it; anything that supports.
  2. [rugby] The player who is next to the hooker in a scrum.
  3. [context: juggling] Any object that is thrown and caught.
  4. [theater, film] An item placed on a stage or set to create a scene or scenario in which actors perform. Contraction of "property".
  5. The propeller of an aircraft.
  6. A proposition, especially on an election-day ballot.

Specialised definition of the noun prop

Glossary of sports / power boating

short for propeller

Glossary of sports / rugby league

one of the two strongly built players who push (or more usually lean) directly against their opponents; together with the hooker the props form the front row; props wear the number 8 and 10 shirts (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / rugby union

a forward at either end of the front row of a scrum (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

one of the two strongly built players who push directly against their opponents; together with the hooker the props form the front row; props wear the number 1 and 3 shirts (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

one of two forwards, who usually wear No. 1(the loose head prop) and No. 3 (The tighthead prop.) They support the hooker during scrums

Definition of the verb prop

What does prop mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: propped, propping

  1. support by placing against something solid or rigid
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books there
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): lay.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of prop: prop up / shore / shore up
    • more generic terms: hold / hold up / support / sustain = be the physical support of
    • more specific word: bolster = prop up with a pillow or bolster

Alternative definition of the verb prop


  1. [transitive] To support or shore up something.


Prop is a musical group.


Prop is a fictional character from the 2000 film Prop and Berta.


  1. prop a.k.a. Propeller: Aircraft propellers or airscrews convert rotary motion from piston engines, turboprops or electric motors to provide propulsive force. They may be fixed or variable pitch. Early aircraft propellers were carved by hand from solid or laminated wood with later propellers being constructed from metal. The most modern propeller designs use high-technology composite materials.
  2. Prop is a sports position.
    • also known as Prop forward, Rugby prop
  3. proP is a gene.
  4. ProP is an osmosensory transporter. The activities of ProP and ProP*, a cysteine-less, His-tagged ProP variant, increase with osmotic pressure in cells and proteoliposomes.
  5. proP is a genomic locus.
  6. Prop a.k.a. Prop- is a chemical prefix. It was extracted from "propionic acid". It serves as the number 3 when counting axial atoms in forming names of organic compounds.

Phrases with Prop

Phrases starting with the word Prop:

  1. PROP-
  2. prop up
  3. prop root
  4. Prop wash
  5. Prop Comic
  6. Prop comedy
  7. Prop Up the Bar

Phrases ending with the word Prop:

  1. to prop
  2. Pit prop
  3. twin-prop
  4. double-prop
  5. single prop
  6. Theatrical Prop

Other phrase containing the word Prop:

  1. to prop up

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Prop

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewQuantifiers, Propositions and Identity (2011)

Admissible Semantics for Quantified Modal and Substructural Logics by Robert Goldblatt

Prop is a non-empty subset of the powerset pW of W that is closed under binary intersections X H Y and complements —X,

Google previewThe Monthly magazine (1807)

by Monthly literary register

A' prop is a perpendicular, a stay is an inclined, and a shoor is a horizontal lifter: they...

Tn this la t sense the English use the word : a prop is an upright support. The Trench substantive etai is a ...

Google previewYoga for 50+ (2009)

Modified Poses and Techniques for a Safe Practice by Richard Rosen

The second prop is a wall. Many beginners are unsteady in the standing poses. There are two ways to use the wall: either practice with your entire backside against the wall, or with your back-leg heel anchored in the corner between the wall ...

Google previewPage to Stage (2013)

The Craft of Adaptation by Vincent Murphy

An important prop is the birds' cages. 5. Storyline: A boy nurtures a pet and then is driven to destroy it. 6. Physical actions: Handling, cockfighting, nurturing, preparing food, tending to the cocks, chasing a truck, eating, cradling, enfolding, ...

Google previewModels as Make-Believe (2012)

Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation by Adam Toon

Inphysical modelling, the prop is a physical object, suchas thearchitect'sscale model of the bridge. In theoreticalmodelling, like our model of the bouncing spring, the prop is usually a prepared description and set of equations. In some cases ...

Google previewWriting for Animation, Comics, and Games (2012)

by Christy Marx

Capitalizing the prop is a good idea. Even though the door may not be revealed until Act 3, the artist will need to design the room to account for it when working on Act 1. The same rule applies to characters. Don't suddenly mention that your ...

Google previewSpeculative Everything (2013)

Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming by Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby

For some, the term prop means a fake object, something that doesn 't work, ...

Google previewA Romanized Hindūstāni and English Dictionary (1864)

Designed for the Use of Schools ... by Nathaniel Brice

prop. Haiza, which see. Haikal, 8. /. an ornament worn round the neck ; the temple of Jerusalem. Hainge, are, may be, must be, will be, &c. Hairan, adj. astonished, confounded, disturbed, perplexed, fatigued. Hairan hona, to be ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Prop. XXIX. Fig. 37. If an ordinate be drawn to any diameter of a parabola, the square of the semi-ordinate is equal to the rectangle under the abscissae and the jiirameter. Let A N be any diameter of the parabola to which PN Q is an ordinate.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

For (prop. 5.) SW is perpendicular to PY, aid PG is also perpendicular to PY, it being (def. 9.) erpendicular to the curve at P; therefore the triangles #o. HPG, are similar, and H W : H S : : H P : H G= HS X HP C S X CN ; but (prop. 7.) H P = AC + ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Prop. XXIX. Fig. 37. If an ordinate be drawn to any diameter of a parabola, the square of the semi-ordinate is equal to the rectangle under the abscissa; and the parameter. Let A N be any diameter of the parabola to which P N Q is an ordinate .

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2008)

by Dolf De Rovira

See Taste, Taste Buds, Low Taster, Supertasters, PROP, and Figure 30. Taste Buds — Taste buds are found throughout the oral cavity, not only on formations on the tongue but in the roof ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Prop

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Prop

Click on an item to view that photo:


If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Get yourself something shiny and new! Pink shiny mini skirt for ballet dance photography prop costume outfit or party dance wear.Small photo of wood bowl and gift box propSmall photo of Newborn faux bed prop for studio photography.Small photo of Halloween party prop, decorations. A decorative crow and photo booth props in a white ceramic jar. Copy space.Small photo of wood bowl propSmall photo of gift box propSmall photo of event prop and gift box More...

Video language resources about Prop

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about Prop Up, Prop wash, and Theatrical Prop.

See also the pronunciation examples of Prop!

Sign language

NO on Prop 14 TV Spot- Sign Language Version

Quotes about Prop

I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by. (Benicio del Toro)
more quotes about prop...

Scrabble value of P3R1O1P3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of PROP

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

  • ROPP

See also the blanagrams of Prop!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Prop to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary