Definition of Proper

1. Adjective. Marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness. "Proper manners"




2. Adjective. Having all the qualities typical of the thing specified. "He finally has a proper job"
Similar to: Real

3. Adjective. Limited to the thing specified. "His claim is connected with the deed proper"
Similar to: Specific

4. Adjective. Appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs. "She is not suitable for the position"
Exact synonyms: Right
Similar to: Appropriate
Derivative terms: Properness

Definition of Proper

1. a. Belonging to one; one's own; individual.

2. adv. Properly; hence, to a great degree; very; as, proper good.

Definition of Proper

1. Adjective. Suitable. ¹

2. Adjective. Possessed, related. ¹

3. Adjective. Accurate, strictly applied. ¹

4. Adverb. (Scotland) properly; thoroughly; completely ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proper

1. suitable [adj -ERER, -EREST] : PROPERLY [adv] / a portion of the Mass [n -S] - See also: suitable

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proper

propense
propensenesse
propension
propensions
propensities
propensity
propenyl
propenyl alcohol
propenyls
propepsin
propepsins
propeptide
propeptides
propeptone
propeptones
proper (current term)
proper(a)
proper(ip)
proper-noun
proper acceleration
proper adjective
proper adjectives
proper fraction
proper fractions
proper motion
proper name
proper names
proper noun
proper nounhood
proper nouns

Literary usage of Proper

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1. Bulletin (1906)
"proper Location for a road consists in putting it in such a position that people using it can reach their destinations with the least time and effort. ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, Ernest Myers (1905)
"PRONUNCIATION OF proper NAMES In this volume the translators have spelled proper names as nearly as possible like the Greek originals. Vowels. ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"... intermediate, erring, half-lighted objects, which have a disorderly movement in the region between being and not-being, are the proper ..."

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