correct; suitable; just; complete (Slang)
\prop"er\, adv. properly; hence, to a great degree; very; as, proper good. [colloq & vulgar]proper
\prop"er\ (?), a. [oe. propre, f. propre, fr. l. proprius. cf. appropriate.] 1.
belonging to one; one's own; individual. "his proper good" [i. e., his own possessions]. "my proper son." now learn the difference, at your proper cost, betwixt true valor and an empty boast. 2.
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. 3.
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. 4.
becoming in appearance; well formed; handsome. [archaic] "thou art a proper man." moses was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child. xi. 23. 5.
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. 6.
rightly so called; strictly considered; as, greece proper; the garden proper. 7.
(her.) represented in its natural color; -- said of any object used as a charge.
proper receptacle proper flower
proper fraction proper perianth
proper preface proper name
proper noun in proper
may refer to:
- Proper map, in topology, a property of continuous function between topological spaces, if inverse images of compact subsets are compact
- Proper morphism, in algebraic geometry, an analogue of a proper map for algebraic varieties
- Proper transfer function, a transfer function in control theory in which the degree of the numerator does not exceed the degree of the denominator
- Proper equilibrium, in game theory, a refinement of the Nash equilibrium
- Proper subset
- Proper space
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decorus, verus, idoneus, decet, commodus, iustus honestus
1. marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
(similar) becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly
(attribute) propriety, properness, correctitude
2. limited to the thing specified; "the city proper"; "his claim is connected with the deed proper"
3. appropriate for a condition or occasion; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"
(synonym) right, suitable
4. having all the qualities typical of the thing specified; "wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"; "he finally has a proper job"
, cóir, cuibhe
a. meet, suitable, proper Cymhwys =
a. of equal weight; suitable, proper, convenient Cymmesur =
a. suitable, proper Ymgymhwyso =
v. to render one's self proper
Properly; hence, to a great degree; very; as, proper good.
Rightly so called; strictly considered; as, Greece proper; the garden proper.
Represented in its natural color; -- said of any object used as a charge.
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.
Belonging to the natural or essential constitution; peculiar; not common; particular; as, every animal has his proper instincts and appetites.
Belonging to one; one's own; individual.
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.
Becoming in appearance; well formed; handsome.
make a complete fool of
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