noun, plural prop·er·ties.
- any attribute or characteristic.
- (in Aristotelian logic) an attribute not essential to a species but always connected with it and with it alone.
Origin of property
Synonyms for property
Related Words for propertiesplot, land, wealth, estate, farm, house, tract, goods, ownership, equity, home, worth, claim, inheritance, capital, resources, means, premises, acreage, effects
Examples from the Web for properties
Contemporary Examples of properties
These women interred the bodies of saints on their own properties and occasionally managed to influence papal politics.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots
December 18, 2014
But these choices are where Iron from Ice (and other Telltale properties) sets itself apart.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat
December 13, 2014
The law requires those screened to explain their properties and assets – along with those of their families.Corruption Eats Away at Ukraine Military
October 21, 2014
But there is always that possibility with any of these properties, because it is one universe.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
September 22, 2014
Egan claims he was sexually abused and assaulted by Bryan Singer in properties in Hawaii and California when he was a teenager.Bryan Singer Agreed to Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit for $100,000, but Insists He’s Innocent
July 29, 2014
Historical Examples of properties
These properties of amber and lodestone appear to have been widely known.Heroes of the Telegraph
They look up some dresses, and properties, and have a piece written to fit 'em.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
In the case of divorce there will then be no difficulty in separating the two properties.The Sexual Question
These properties of numbers are true, and should be ascertained with a view to use.Laws
It may be worth while to examine the properties of the charcoal with this view.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
noun plural -ties
- a piece of land or real estate, esp used for agricultural purposes
- (as modifier)property rights
Word Origin for property
c.1300, properte, "nature, quality," later "possession, thing owned" (early 14c., a sense rare before 17c.), from an Anglo-French modification of Old French propriete "individuality, peculiarity; property" (12c., Modern French propreté; cf. propriety), from Latin proprietatem (nominative proprietas) "ownership, a property, propriety, quality," literally "special character" (a loan-translation of Greek idioma), noun of quality from proprius "one's own, special" (see proper). For "possessions, private property" Middle English sometimes used proper goods. Hot property "sensation, a success" is from 1947 in "Billboard" stories.