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Meaning & Definition of Property in English

English

Property

/prɑpərti/

noun

1. Something owned

  • Any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
  • "That hat is my property"
  • "He is a man of property"
    synonym:
  • property
  • ,
  • belongings
  • ,
  • holding

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

  • "A study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
    synonym:
  • property

3. Any area set aside for a particular purpose

  • "Who owns this place?"
  • "The president was concerned about the property across from the white house"
    synonym:
  • place
  • ,
  • property

4. A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

  • "Self-confidence is not an endearing property"
    synonym:
  • property
  • ,
  • attribute
  • ,
  • dimension

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"
    synonym:
  • property
  • ,
  • prop

Examples of using

Who owns this property?
We acquired the property when our uncle died.
Slaves were considered property.