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English noun: property

1. property (possession) something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

SamplesThat hat is my property.
He is a man of property.

Synonymsbelongings, holding

Broader (hypernym)possession

Narrower (hyponym)church property, commonage, community property, estate, heirloom, hereditament, immovable, intellectual property, landholding, lease, letting, material possession, personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property, public property, ratables, rateables, real estate, real property, realty, rental, salvage, shareholding, spirituality, spiritualty, stockholding, stockholdings, tangible possession, things, trade-in, trust, wealth, worldly belongings, worldly goods, worldly possessions

2. property (attribute) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

SamplesA study of the physical properties of atomic particles.

Broader (hypernym)attribute

Narrower (hyponym)actinism, age, analyticity, anisotropy, aroma, bodily property, body, characteristic, chemical property, compositeness, composition, concentration, connectivity, consistence, consistency, constitution, degree, device characteristic, disposition, duality, edibility, edibleness, eubstance, extension, fashion, feel, fullness, genetic endowment, grade, heredity, hydrophobicity, insolubility, isotropy, level, magnitude, make-up, makeup, manner, mellowness, mode, odor, odour, olfactory property, optics, physical composition, physical property, primality, richness, saltiness, scent, selectivity, size, smell, solubility, solvability, sound property, spatial property, spatiality, strength, style, sustainability, symmetry, tactile property, taste property, temporal property, unsolvability, vascularity, viability, visual property, wave-particle duality, way, weakness

3. property (location) any area set aside for a particular purpose

SamplesWho owns this place?.
The president was concerned about the property across from the White House.


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

Narrower (hyponym)boatyard, center, centre, colony, hatchery, sanctuary

4. property (cognition) a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

SamplesSelf-confidence is not an endearing property.

Synonymsattribute, dimension

Broader (hypernym)concept, conception, construct

Narrower (hyponym)character, characteristic, feature, feature, feature of speech, lineament, quality

5. property (artifact) any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie

SamplesBefore every scene he ran down his checklist of props.


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

Narrower (hyponym)custard pie

Part meronymmise en scene, setting, stage setting

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