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Meaning of PROP

Pronunciation:  prâp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a propeller that rotates to push against air
  2. [n]  a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
  3. [n]  any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie; "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
  4. [v]  support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore and buttress an old building"
 

PROP is a 4 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: airplane propeller, airscrew, prop up, property, shore, shore up
 
 See Also: bolster, custard pie, hold, hold up, mise en scene, pitprop, propeller, propeller plane, propellor, setting, sprag, stage setting, stuff, sundries, sundry, support, support, sustain, whatchamacallit, whatsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Prop\, n.
    A shell, used as a die. See {Props}.
    
    
  2. \Prop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Propped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Propping}.] [Akin to LG. & D. proppen to cram, stuff, thrust
    into, stop, G. pfropfen, Dan. proppe, Sw. proppa; of
    uncertain origin, cf. G. pfropfen to graft, fr. L. propago
    set, layer of a plant, slip, shoot. Cf. 3d. {Prop},
    {Propagate}.]
    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. --Shak.
    
          Till the bright mountains prop the incumbent sky.
                                                   --Pope.
    
          For being not propp'd by ancestry.       --Shak.
    
          I prop myself upon those few supports that are left me.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    
  3. \Prop\, n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. prop stopple, stopper,
    cork, Sw. propp, G. pfropf. See {Prop}, v.]
    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. ``Two props of virtue.'' --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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