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prop

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noun \ˈpräp\

Definition of prop

  1. :  something that props or sustains :  support



Origin of prop

Middle English proppe, from Middle Dutch, stopper; akin to Middle Low German proppe stopper


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with prop


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prop

verb

Simple Definition of prop

  • : to support (something) by placing it against something else or by placing something under it

Full Definition of prop

proppedprop·ping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to support by placing something under or against —often used with up b :  to support by placing against something

  3. 2 :  sustain, strengthen —often used with up <a government propped up by the military>

Examples of prop

  1. She propped the rake against a tree.

  2. We propped the shed's roof with poles.

  3. The window was propped open.



1538

First Known Use of prop

1538


3

prop

noun

Definition of prop

  1. 1 :  property 3 <stage props>

  2. 2 :  something used in creating or enhancing a desired effect <buy books … as cultural props because they want to appear literate — John Powers>



1841

First Known Use of prop

1841

Other Performing Arts Terms


4

prop

noun

Definition of prop



1914

First Known Use of prop

1914

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


5

prop

abbreviation

Definition of prop



Other Performing Arts Terms


prop-

combining form

Definition of prop-

  1. :  related to propionic acid <propane> <propyl>



Origin of prop-

International Scientific Vocabulary, from propionic (acid)




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