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Meaning of PROP

Pronunciation:  prâp

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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},
    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.
          For being not propp'd by ancestry.       --Shak.
          I prop myself upon those few supports that are left me.
  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.