prop


1prop

noun \ˈpräp\

Definition of PROP

:  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

2prop

verb

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

proppedprop·ping

Full Definition of PROP

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

First Known Use of PROP

1538

3prop

noun

Definition of PROP

1
:  property 3 <stage props>
2
:  something used in creating or enhancing a desired effect <buy books … as cultural props because they want to appear literate — John Powers>

First Known Use of PROP

1841

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

4prop

noun

Definition of PROP

:  propeller

First Known Use of PROP

1914

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

5prop

abbreviation

Definition of PROP

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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