- (of a name, noun, or adjective) designating a particular person or thing and written in English with an initial capital letter, as Joan, Chicago, Monday, American.
- having the force or function of a proper name: a proper adjective.
- excellent; capital; fine.
- good-looking or handsome.
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Origin of proper
OTHER WORDS FROM properprop·er·ly, adverbprop·er·ness, nounun·prop·er, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for proper
Self-isolation in combination with easily available testing could be an excellent way to tamp down both viruses—according to epidemiologists, proper testing is a big factor in helping us return to relative normality.The COVID-19 pandemic is about to collide with flu season. Here’s what to expect.|Sara Chodosh|August 26, 2020|Popular Science
You know, being able to tell right away if there’s irregular activity and report it to the proper authorities, that’s really an important part of the role that we play.The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 20, 2020|Freakonomics
Other vaccines bring in a unique, representative piece of the virus—a protein or a polysaccharide—that isn’t harmful, but still inspires the proper immune response.
They will also touch on new forecasting abilities with Google Analytics that have just been launched and proper measurement.Google and Ignite Visibility to host advanced paid media event you won’t want to miss|Sponsored Content: Ignite Visibility|August 12, 2020|Search Engine Land
Besides, proper implementation of VSM enables the following benefits.Defining value stream management for SEO business owners|Connie Benton|August 11, 2020|Search Engine Watch
We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
He could deliver a quick, effective speech, or hold a proper press conference.
But those incidents are due to mistakes and leaks, not proper fracking procedures.
A portrait of him was done once in which the collar point was made to sit in its proper place.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Proper use could lead to weight loss and reduction in gastric reflux.
Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
I was told that the bones were not replaced but that sticks were inserted to maintain the fingers in proper shape.
We find, then, that even for this remaining division of human activities, scientific culture is the proper preparation.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|Herbert Spencer
When the first sale is made, the name and address are entered on one of these cards, and the date indicated in the proper column.
The proper word, however, was auctio, and the auctioneer was called auctor.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School