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Property appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Pirates Private Property
The word PROPERTY 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.

Usage statistics for the noun property:

spoken English25.73%written English74.27% imaginative writing14.34%informational writing85.66%

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

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Definition of the noun property

What does property mean as a name of something?

Property is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.

noun - plural: properties

  1. something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
  2. a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
  3. any area set aside for a particular purpose
    • example: the president was concerned about the property across from the White House
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of property: place
    • more generic terms: geographic area / geographic region / geographical area / geographical region = a demarcated area of the Earth
    • more specific words:
      • boatyard = a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
      • sanctuary = a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
      • center / centre = a place where some particular activity is concentrated
      • colony = a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated
      • hatchery = a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions
  4. a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
  5. any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of property: prop
    • 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

Alternative definition of the noun property


  1. Something that is owned.
  2. A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.
  3. real estate; the business of selling houses.
  4. The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
  5. An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
  6. An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.
  7. [computing] An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.
  8. [usually, in plural, theater] An object used in a dramatic production


"Property" is a composition.


  1. "Property" is a book by Jesse Dukeminier.
    • subjects: Law, United States of America, Property
  2. "Property" is a 2003 novel by Valerie Martin, and was the winner of the 2003 Orange Prize. In 2012, The Observer named Property as one of "The 10 best historical novels".
    • genre: Fiction
    • subjects: Louisiana, Slavery
    • released in (12 years ago)
    • award: - Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, received by Valerie Martin
  3. "Property" is a book by Steven L. Emanuel.
  4. "Property" is a book by Andrew Reeve.
  5. "Property" is a book by William Clark Trow.

There are many other writings with this title.


"Property" is a 2013 film directed by Jeanne Liotta.


  1. Property that jointly belongs to more than one party may be possessed or controlled thereby in very similar or very distinct ways, whether simply or complexly, whether equally or unequally. However, there is an expectation that each party's will with regard to the property be clearly defined and unconditional, so as to distinguish ownership and easement from rent.
    • also known as Last, 財產權
  2. Property: A property, in some object-oriented programming languages, is a special sort of class member, intermediate between a field and a method. Properties are read and written like fields, but property reads and writes are translated to get and set method calls. The field-like syntax is said to be easier to read and write than lots of method calls, yet the interposition of method calls allows for data validation, active updating, or read-only 'fields'. That is, properties are intermediate between member code and member data of the class, and properties provide a higher level of encapsulation than public fields.
  3. Property: the concept type for property descriptors in schemas.
  4. The property of this path in the case of a path with a single property.
  5. Property: A geometric property being measured. e.g.
  6. property: Properties are basic component of the type system; any given type will have several properties. Properties represent the relationships or values associated with an Object.

Phrases with Property

Phrases starting with the word Property:

  1. Property P
  2. Property law
  3. property man
  4. property tax
  5. property line
  6. Property Porn
  7. property owner
  8. property right
  9. Property Ladder
  10. property master
  11. Property rights
  12. property-owning

Phrases ending with the word Property:

  1. Hot Property
  2. Lost Property
  3. real property
  4. color property
  5. sound property
  6. taste property
  7. bodily property
  8. church property

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Property

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Google previewAlison Balter's Mastering Microsoft Office Access 2007 Development (2007)

by Alison Balter

The following is a list of special properties that refer to objects in the Access Object Model: The ActiveControl property refers to the control that has focus on a screen object, form, or report. The ActiveForm property refers to the form that has ...

Google previewApplied Control Theory for Embedded Systems (2011)

by Tim Wescott

The second property is that as the frequency goes towards half the sampling rate, the amount of positive phase shift...

Google preview.NET Internationalization (2006)

The Developer's Guide to Building Global Windows and Web Applications by Guy Smith-Ferrier

The RightToLeft property is implemented in the Control class, which is consequently surfaced in all controls, including System.Windows.Forms.Form . The Control.RightToLeft property is a RightToLeft enumeration that has the values No, Yes, ...

Google previewOpenLayers 3 : Beginner's Guide (2015)

by Thomas Gratier, Paul Spencer, Erik Hazzard

IView The view property is an instance of a View class that provides the spatial context for the map. We will discuss views at the end of this chapter. target Element | string | The target property is the HTML element that undefined the map is ...

Google previewOrigin and Development of Islamic Law (2008)

by Majid Khadduri, Herbert J. Liebesny

Movable property is that which can be transferred from one place to another. Immovable, also called real, property is that which cannot be transported , such as dwellings and land, or which cannot be transferred to another place without ...

Google previewReal-time Iterative Learning Control (2008)

Design and Applications by Jian-Xin Xu, Sanjib K. Panda, Tong Heng Lee

The second novel property is that the optimal tuning does not require as much plant-model knowledge as other PID tuning methods. The new tuning method is essentially applicable to any plants that are stabilizable by PID controllers.

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1949)

The term "service value" as applied to road property means the ledger value thereof less the value of the salvage recovered therefrom. (c) The term "minor item" as applied to road property means the associated parts of which units of road ...

Google previewThe Idea of Property in Law (1997)

by James E. Penner

Property is a bore. It rarely contributes meaningfully to a conversation. It's an annoying old idea that, given half the chance, will sit down beside you and maunder on about its past glory, its veneration by Locke and Blackstone, or its running ...

Google previewAdvances in Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (2008)

by Manolis Wallace, Marios C. Angelides, Phivos Mylonas

The first property is the existence, for a conceptual metaphor, of a source domain and a target domain. In [7], Fass proposed a classification of the different approaches to metaphor, discriminating between the comparison point of view and the ...

Google previewThe Communist Manifesto (2005)

A Road Map to History's Most Important Political Document by Karl Marx, Frederick Engels

property is the final and most complete expression of the system of producing and appropriating products that is based on class antagonisms, on the exploitation of the many by the few. In this sense, the theory of the communists may be ...

Google previewConstitutional Law of Ireland (2013)

by Michael Forde, David Leonard

Chapter 25 PRIVATE PROPERTY [25.01] The right to property is the right to own, acquire, use and dispose of land, chattels and other things that have an economic value. How extensive such a right is varies greatly from country to country; ...

Google previewMathematics and Its History (2010)

by John Stillwell

The common algebraic property is that of being a field, and it is captured by nine laws governing addition and...

The common geometric property is the existence of an absolute value, |u|, which measures the distance of u from O and is ...

Google previewUnderstanding Macromedia Flash 8 ActionScript 2 (2013)

Basic techniques for creatives by Andrew Rapo, Alex Michael

The soundList property is an Object that holds the list of all the AudioController's sounds. This could have been implemented as an...

Google previewDictionary of the Dharmasastra (2003)

by Swami Parmeshwaranand

N The Nauya-Nyaya school The old school of Logic did not concern itself with Property so far as is known. It was assumed to be a guna of a thing: it was a characteristic of a thing that it was fit to be employed at pleasure (or at will) by a person ...

Google previewPersonal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management by Barbara Friedberg

Pure risks comprise personal risk, property...

Google previewThe Patent Law Dictionary (2013)

United States Domestic Patent Law Terms & International Patent Law Terms by Rachel Gader-Shafran, Rachel Gader-Shafran Ma Jd

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY such process patent. In an action for infringement of a process patent, no remedy ...

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Quotes about Property

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1P3E1R1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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