Definition of Prop

1. Noun. A support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling.

Specialized synonyms: Pitprop, Sprag
Generic synonyms: Support

2. Verb. Support by placing against something solid or rigid. "Shore and buttress an old building"
Exact synonyms: Prop Up, Shore, Shore Up
Generic synonyms: Hold, Hold Up, Support, Sustain
Specialized synonyms: Bolster
Derivative terms: Shore, Shoring, Shoring Up

3. Noun. Any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie. "Before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
Exact synonyms: Property
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Custard Pie
Group relationships: Mise En Scene, Setting, Stage Setting

4. Noun. A propeller that rotates to push against air.
Exact synonyms: Airplane Propeller, Airscrew
Generic synonyms: Propeller, Propellor
Group relationships: Propeller Plane

Definition of Prop

1. n. A shell, used as a die. See Props.

2. v. t. To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state.

3. n. That which sustains an incumbent weight; that on which anything rests or leans for support; a support; a stay; as, a prop for a building.

Definition of Prop

1. Noun. An object placed against or under another, to support it; anything that supports. ¹

2. Noun. (rugby) The player who is next to the hooker in a scrum. ¹

3. Noun. (context: juggling) Any object that is thrown and caught. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To support or shore up something. ¹

5. Noun. (theater film) An item placed on a stage or set to create a scene or scenario in which actors perform. Contraction of "property". ¹

6. Noun. The propeller of an aircraft. ¹

7. Noun. A proposition, especially on an election-day ballot. ¹

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Definition of Prop

1. to keep from falling [v PROPPED, PROPPING, PROPS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prop

proofs by example
proofs by exhaustion
prop (current term)
prop blast
prop comedian
prop comedians
prop comedy
prop comic
prop comics
prop root
prop shaft
prop shafts
prop up
prop up the bar
prop wash

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