proposal

noun
pro·​pos·​al | \ prə-ˈpō-zəl How to pronounce proposal (audio) \

Definition of proposal

1 : an act of putting forward or stating something for consideration
2a : something proposed : suggestion
b : offer specifically : an offer of marriage

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Examples of proposal in a Sentence

Everyone thought the proposal made sense. The committee is reviewing the proposal for the new restaurant. They put forth a proposal to sell the company. These problems have led to the proposal of a new law.
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Courtesy of Airbnb Previous Airbnb Night At experiences included a frightening stay at Dracula's Castle, a personal one-on-one game with NBA legend Scottie Pippen, and a romantic proposal atop the Holmenkommen arena. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Here's Your Chance to Have a Private Sleepover at the Louvre," 2 Apr. 2019 It's been almost a year since Amber said yes to Prince Richard's proposal in the middle of New York City on New Year's Eve in A Christmas Prince. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "The First Trailer for Netflix's "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding" Is Here And It's Magical," 16 Nov. 2018 In April, city officials launched a search for a consultant to assess the economic feasibility of leaving Black Hills and are currently evaluating proposals. Justin Worland/pueblo, Time, "How One Industrial City Is Fighting to Go Green," 12 July 2018 This proposal may be seen as a talking point designed to elevate Warren in the national discussion, 18 months or so before the 2020 Presidential election. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Amazon, Facebook, and Google and undo their acquisitions," 8 Mar. 2019 Hill expects that several lawsuits will be brought against this new proposal. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here's What a 'Domestic Gag Rule' on Abortion Would Actually Mean for All of Us," 22 Feb. 2019 An additional proposal would require that as SPF increases, the amount of protection against UVA radiation also increases. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What the New Proposed FDA Sunscreen Regulations Mean for You," 22 Feb. 2019 But since then all has been quiet on the Beckham front while the search for yet another site proceeded and this proposal took shape. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "David Beckham, Jorge Mas encounter opposition in latest bid for Miami MLS stadium," 13 July 2018 Baker’s proposal to close out the last fiscal year comes as the budget for the current fiscal year that began July 1 still hasn’t been sent to his desk by lawmakers. Joshua Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "Governor Baker proposes $72 million for school safety," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of proposal

circa 1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of proposal was circa 1629

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proposal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of proposal

: something (such as a plan or suggestion) that is presented to a person or group of people to consider
: the act of presenting a plan, suggestion, etc., to a person or group of people
: the act of asking someone to marry you

proposal

noun
pro·​pos·​al | \ prə-ˈpō-zəl How to pronounce proposal (audio) \

Kids Definition of proposal

1 : an act of stating or putting forward something for consideration Problems led to the proposal of a new law.
2 : something suggested : plan
3 : an offer of marriage

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