• Careful excavation was required to identify the fill of long-obliterated ditches once draining fields and marking property boundaries
    Careful excavation was required to identify the fill of long-obliterated ditches once draining fields and marking property boundaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n property any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
    • n property a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
    • n property a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
    • n property any area set aside for a particular purpose "who owns this place?","the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
    • n property something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property","he is a man of property"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the game of Monopoly, the most landed on properties are B&O Railroad, Illinois Avenue, and "Go."
    • Property All the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites. "I will draw a bill of properties ."
    • Property An acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence.
    • Property Propriety; correctness.
    • Property That to which a person has a legal title, whether in his possession or not; thing owned; an estate, whether in lands, goods, or money; as, a man of large property, or small property .
    • Property That which is proper to anything; a peculiar quality of a thing; that which is inherent in a subject, or naturally essential to it; an attribute; as, sweetness is a property of sugar. "Property is correctly a synonym for peculiar quality; but it is frequently used as coextensive with quality in general."
    • Property The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title. "Here I disclaim all my paternal care,
      Propinquity and property of blood."
      "Shall man assume a property in man?"
    • Property To invest which properties, or qualities.
    • Property To make a property of; to appropriate. "They have here propertied me."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The property (ID, Facts) values on the Monopoly game board are the same today as they were in 1935
    • n property Any character always present in an individual or a class; an essential attribute; a peculiar quality; loosely, any quality or characteristic.
    • n property In logic, a character which belongs to the whole of a species, and to nothing else, but not to the essence or definition.
    • n property The right to the use or enjoyment or the beneficial right of disposal of anything that can be the subject of ownership; ownership; estate; especially, ownership of tangible things. In the broader sense, a right of action is property; so is a mere right to use or possess, if it be a right as against the general owner, but is usually termed special property, to distinguish it from the right of the general owner, which is termed the general property. The entire property is the exclusive right of possessing; enjoying, and disposing of a thing. See bailment, and lien, 1.
    • n property A thing or things subject to ownership; anything that may be exclusively possessed and enjoyed; chattels and land; possessions.
    • n property A thing required for some peculiar or specific use, as a tool; an accessory; specifically, in theaters, a stage requisite, as any article of costume or furniture, or other appointment, necessary to be produced in a scene (in this specific sense used also attributively).
    • n property Propriety.
    • n property Individuality; that which constitutes an individual.
    • n property A cloak or disguise.
    • n property See the adjectives.
    • n property Such right as a bailee has in the chattel transferred to him by the bailment.
    • n property Synonyms Attribute, Characteristic, etc. See quality.
    • n property Property, Effects, Chattels, Goods, Wares, Commodities, Merchandise, possessions, wealth. Property is the general word for those material things which are one's own, whether for sale or not. Effects applies to personal property, viewed as including the things even of least value. Chattels comprises every kind of property except freehold. (See the definitions of the classes real and personal, under chattel.) Goods includes a merchant's stock-in-trade, or one's movable property of any sort. Wares are manufactured articles, especially of the heavier sort, as earthenware, wooden-ware. Commodities are such movable articles as are necessities of life, and have a money value. Merchandise is the general word for articles of trade.
    • property To invest with (certain) properties or qualities.
    • property To make a property or tool of; appropriate.
    • n property Specifically, in old English law, chattels as distinguished from ‘estate’ (lands).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All the swans in England are property of the Queen.
    • n Property prop′ėr-ti that which is proper to any person or thing: a quality which is always present: any quality: that which is one's own: an estate: right of possessing, employing, &c.: ownership: :
    • v.t Property (Shak.) to invest with certain properties: to make a tool of, appropriate
    • n Property prop′ėr-ti (Shak.) individuality
    • n Property prop′ėr-ti (pl.) articles required by actors in a play
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  • Blaise Pascal
    “The property of power is to protect.”
  • John Locke
    “Where there is no property there is no injustice.”
  • James Madison
    “As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.”
  • Pierre Joseph Proudhon
    Pierre Joseph Proudhon
    “Property is theft.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “If property had simply pleasures, we could stand it; but its duties make it unbearable. In the interest of the rich we must get rid of it.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. proprete, OF. propreté, property, F. propreté, neatness, cleanliness, propriété, property, fr. L. proprietas,. See Proper (a.), and cf. Propriety
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. properte—a doublet of propriety.


In literature:

He left considerable property, besides his share in the business.
"Tom, The Bootblack" by Horatio Alger
In every case the loss of life and property was shocking.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The value of studying the properties of soils was recognised at an early period.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
When the property of the Church became the property of the State, the committee drew up a scheme of distribution.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
We occasionally find the quaint theory which deduced political rights from property in land.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Property of all kinds was carried off.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
He was a large property owner in Georgetown, besides being a well-to-do merchant.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Food was always regarded as common property.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Knowledge helps to get property, but property is the power.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
Man has no property in man, neither has one generation a property in the generations that are to follow.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine

In poetry:

'Twas for decisions such as this
I lost my property and bliss.
Could I have let both parties win,
Then safe most perfectly I'd been.
"The Milkman" by William Hutton
The Muse, as property is gone,
She should, by right, put mourning on.
The simple smile shall fly the place;
My tale comes with a serious face.
"The Cuckold" by William Hutton
These corridors! These corridors and halls!
This change of light and gathered mystery:
These whisperings; this silent dust that palls
The buried gone are mine-a solemn property.
"The House Delirious" by Leon Gellert
Women, farmers, have no protection as the law now stands;
And many of them have lost their property and lands,
And have been turned out of their beautiful farms
By the unjust laws of the land and the sheriffs' alarms.
"Women's Suffrage" by William Topaz McGonagall
And all other valuable property was brought to London,
The spoils that the British Army had won;
And it was conveyed in grand procession to the Tower of London,
And the Londoners applauded the British for the honours they had won.
"The Capture of Havana" by William Topaz McGonagall
Her parents were drowned, and their property swept away with the flood,
And she was watching for them on the bank where she stood,
To see if they would rise to the surface of the water again,
But the dear girl's watching was all in vain.
"The Pennsylvania Disaster" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

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This year's property tax bills are being mailed to St Tammany Parish property owners this week, Sheriff Jack Strain announced Thursday.
Property owners in Lake Catherine, Venetian Isles and Irish Bayou who suffered damage from Hurricane Isaac may be eligible to receive a revised property tax assessment in 2013.
A screen capture of the Property Shop real estate company's website that shows an Elna Court property.
As the value of properties plummet, property tax collection drops as well.
Should the legislature provide separate classification and taxation of watercraft or exempt such property from property taxation and impose taxes in lieu thereof .
Councilman Bill Green is continuing to push the Nutter administration on the potential for the mayor's proposed market-value property-tax system to be a tax windfall for commercial property owners.
The Realtors Association of Maui has established a Web-based informational resource meant to help property owners understand the current proposal to transition certain agriculturally zoned propertie.
The Realtors Association of Maui has established a Web-based informational resource meant to help property owners understand the current proposal to transition certain agriculturally zoned properties to rural planning.
Any time a piece of property sells, county assessors would be prohibited from setting a tax value that is higher than the sale price, under a property tax reform proposal that legislators will begin debating next month.
House members have approved a measure that provides Kansas cities and counties with $90 million property tax relief while requiring public notification when property valuations increase.
Boone County — Boone County property owners have until 4 pm Tuesday to pay their 2013 property tax bills, County Treasurer Deanna Willhoite said Friday.
Property tax rebates are not income for purposes of qualifying for a property tax exemption under MCL 211.7u.
MOUNT VERNON — Knox County property owners will have until Friday, Feb 12, 2010, to pay their 2009 property taxes, according to Knox County Treasurer Sandy Mizer.
The agency provides further information on the unclaimed property search procedure, reclaiming procedure, and appropriate fees for reclaiming property.

In science:

We show that in cases where the boundary class exists, for any property that exhibits this increasing function behaviour, the property is satisfied for some function h ∈ h if and only if the property is satisfied for all functions in the boundary class.
On Sums of Conditionally Independent Subexponential Random Variables
The local fluctuation properties are unaffected by such a choice: In the limit N → ∞, the local fluctuation properties separate from the global spectral properties and become universal.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Some of them are well-known features of Whitney’s conditions but some seem to be new (the lifting property, the pro jection property, the conical property).
Definable triangulations with regularity conditions
The main idea is to transfer the properties of (sequences of ) graphs to properties of graphons, and to show that the resulting graphon properties only can be satisfied by constant graphons.
Quasi-random graphs and graph limits
We call this property “Reset ” noting that it is not a property of the protocol, but it is a property that circuits that participate in the protocol must satisfy.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols