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prop1 to support, stabilize, or sustain with or as if with a beam, stick, stone, or the like. [4 definitions]
prop2 a piece of furniture or other article used for a theatrical presentation or the like; stage property.
prop3 (informal) a propeller, as on an airplane or boat.
prop. abbreviation of "proprietor," an owner, or group of owners, of a business enterprise, real property, or the like. [2 definitions]
propaedeutic pertaining to or serving as an introduction to a field of study, esp. in the arts or sciences. [2 definitions]
propaganda information or statements of opinion that are deliberately circulated among the public in order to persuade the population to accept a particular point of view, esp. one in favor of or opposed to a particular movement, cause, or doctrine.
propagandize to spread (beliefs, opinions, or the like) by the use of propaganda. [3 definitions]
propagate to reproduce (offspring) or cause to reproduce. [6 definitions]
propagation increase, esp. by natural reproduction. [2 definitions]
propane a colorless flammable gas found in petroleum and natural gas and used for fuel and in chemical synthesis.
pro patria (Latin) for one's country.
propel to cause to move or keep moving forward or onward; thrust, push, or drive.
propellant that which provides the force that propels, such as an explosive charge in a firearm. [2 definitions]
propellent acting to propel; serving as a propellant. [2 definitions]
propeller any of several devices used to propel an airplane, ship, or the like, usu. consisting of tilted blades radiating from a hub that revolves.
propensity a natural or inborn tendency, aptitude, or preference (often fol. by an infinitive or "for").
proper suitable to the purpose or circumstances; appropriate. [5 definitions]
proper fraction a fraction in which the numerator is smaller or lower in degree than the denominator.
properly in an appropriate way. [5 definitions]
proper name see proper noun.
proper noun a noun that is the name of a person, such as "Lincoln," or a thing, such as "Atlantic" or "IBM." Titles, such as "Mr.," are also considered proper nouns. Proper nouns are usually capitalized. (Cf. common noun.)