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Propper vs. Proper

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Proppernoun

One who or that which props.

Properadjective

(heading) Suitable.

Proppernoun

A person who or thing which props something or someone.

Properadjective

Suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances; fit, suitable.

‘the proper time to plant potatoes’;

Propper

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Properadjective

Following the established standards of behavior or manners; correct or decorous.

‘a very proper young lady’;

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Properadjective

(heading) Possessed, related.

Properadjective

(grammar) Used to designate a particular person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are usually written with an initial capital letter.

Properadjective

Pertaining exclusively to a specific thing or person; particular.

Properadjective

In the strict sense; within the strict definition or core (of a specified place, taxonomic order, idea, etc).

Properadjective

(archaic) Belonging to oneself or itself; own.

Properadjective

(heraldry) Portrayed in natural or usual coloration, as opposed to conventional tinctures.

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Properadjective

(mathematics) Being strictly part of some other (not necessarily explicitly mentioned, but of definitional importance) thing, and not being the thing itself.

‘proper subset — proper ideal’;

Properadjective

Eigen-; designating a function or value which is an eigenfunction or eigenvalue.

Properadjective

(heading) Accurate, strictly applied.

Properadjective

Excellent, of high quality; such as the specific person or thing should ideally be. (Now often merged with later senses.)

‘Now that was a proper breakfast.’;

Properadjective

Attractive, elegant.

Properadjective

In the very strictest sense of the word.

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Properadjective

Utter, complete.

‘When I realized I was wearing my shirt inside out, I felt a proper fool.’;

Properadverb

properly; thoroughly; completely

Properadverb

properly

Properadjective

Belonging to one; one's own; individual.

‘Now learn the difference, at your proper cost,Betwixt true valor and an empty boast.’;

Properadjective

Belonging to the natural or essential constitution; peculiar; not common; particular; as, every animal has his proper instincts and appetites.

‘Those high and peculiar attributes . . . which constitute our proper humanity.’;

Properadjective

Befitting one's nature, qualities, etc.; suitable in all respect; appropriate; right; fit; decent; as, water is the proper element for fish; a proper dress.

‘The proper study of mankind is man.’; ‘In Athens all was pleasure, mirth, and play,All proper to the spring, and sprightly May.’;

Properadjective

Becoming in appearance; well formed; handsome.

‘Moses . . . was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child.’;

Properadjective

Pertaining to one of a species, but not common to the whole; not appellative; - opposed to common; as, a proper name; Dublin is the proper name of a city.

Properadjective

Rightly so called; strictly considered; as, Greece proper; the garden proper.

Properadjective

Represented in its natural color; - said of any object used as a charge.

Properadverb

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

Properadjective

marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness;

‘proper medical treatment’; ‘proper manners’;

Properadjective

limited to the thing specified;

‘the city proper’; ‘his claim is connected with the deed proper’;

Properadjective

appropriate for a condition or occasion;

‘everything in its proper place’; ‘the right man for the job’; ‘she is not suitable for the position’;

Properadjective

having all the qualities typical of the thing specified;

‘wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack’; ‘he finally has a proper job’;

Properadjective

denoting something that is truly what it is said or regarded to be; genuine

‘she's never had a proper job’; ‘a proper meal’;

Properadjective

strictly so called; in its true form

‘after this event, three countries will progress to the World Cup proper’;

Properadjective

used as an intensifier, especially in derogatory contexts

‘a proper little do-gooder, aren't I?’;

Properadjective

of the required or correct type or form; suitable or appropriate

‘they had not followed the proper procedures’; ‘an artist needs the proper tools’;

Properadjective

according to or respecting social standards or conventions; respectable, especially excessively so

‘her parents' view of what was proper for a well-bred girl’; ‘a very prim and proper Swiss lady’;

Properadjective

belonging or relating exclusively or distinctively to; particular to

‘the two elephant types proper to Africa and to southern Asia’;

Properadjective

(of a psalm, lesson, prayer, etc.) appointed for a particular day, occasion, or season.

Properadjective

belonging to oneself or itself; own

‘to judge with my proper eyes’;

Properadjective

in the natural colours.

Properadjective

(of a person) good-looking

‘he is a proper youth!’;

Properadjective

denoting a subset or subgroup that does not constitute the entire set or group, especially one that has more than one element.

Properadverb

satisfactorily or correctly

‘my eyes were all blurry and I couldn't see proper’;

Properadverb

thoroughly

‘he blotted his copybook good and proper’;

Propernoun

the part of a church service that varies with the season or feast

‘we go to the High Mass, with plainsong propers sung by the Ritual Choir’;

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