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 propertyplot, land, wealth, estate, farm, house, tract, goods, ownership, equity, home, worth, claim, inheritance, capital, resources, means, premises, acreage, effects
Examples from the Web for property
Contemporary Examples of property
Last week, property owners were beaten by security guards as they confronted a real-estate developer who defrauded them.
When the police showed up, it was the property owners who were arrested.
We employ inventory management to help solidify their property and make sure they have a better record of their possessions.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks
December 19, 2014
The twin entrepreneurs and stars of HGTV's Property Brothers will be taking your questions live on Tuesday, December 16 at 2pm.Live Q&A: Drew and Jonathan Scott
The Daily Beast
December 16, 2014
In a Mass for his security teams, he said he wanted them to be more than protectors of property.Is The Pope Unprotected Now That He’s Fired the Head of the Swiss Guards?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of property
We have seen this unique book (now the property of Mr. Sam: Timmins).The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens
The property of the country belongs to the people of the country.
These are the property of peasant-owners, who dispose of their crops here and at Langogne.The Roof of France
I often said, 'It does not really belong to us, and we are living in luxury from the property of another.Rico and Wiseli
He wished to have the property and lives of the people of England entirely at his own disposal.Biographical Stories
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.