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proper meaning

EN[ˈprɔp.ə]
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WProper
  • Proper may refer to: Proper (liturgy), the part of a Christian liturgy that is specific to the date within the Liturgical Year Proper frame, such system of reference in which object is stationary (non moving), Proper (heraldry), in heraldry, means depicted in natural colors
  • AdjectiveCOMmore properSUPmost properPREprop-
    1. (heading) Suitable.
      1. the proper time to plant potatoes ‎
      2. a very proper young lady ‎
    2. (heading) Possessed, related.
      1. They have a proper saint almost for every peculiar infirmity: for poison, gouts, agues  [ …] .
      2. my proper son
    3. (heading) Accurate, strictly applied.
      1. Now that was a proper breakfast. ‎
      2. The same tyme was Moses borne, and was a propper [transl. ἀστεῖος ‎(asteîos )] childe in the sight of God, which was norisshed up in his fathers housse thre monethes.
      3. Though unusual in the Dublin area he knew that it was not by any means unknown for desperadoes who had next to nothing to live on to be abroad waylaying and generally terrorising peaceable pedestrians by placing a pistol at their head in some secluded spot outside the city proper  [ …] .
      4. When I realized I was wearing my shirt inside out, I felt a proper fool. ‎
  • AdverbCOMmore properSUPmost proper
    1. (Scotland) properly; thoroughly; completely.
      1. (nonstandard) SLA properly.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Further, the joint-glands themselves grow rigid, and secern less of their proper humour.
          • Mr. Jones will assume the position of a lifeguard until a proper replacement is found. ‎
          • Most snackers don't have time to eat a proper meal.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Proper bud pruning, green harvests where whole clusters are dumped on the ground to bolster final berry concentration, as well as a myriad of intensive practices between budset and harvest.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • He's gonna do me, Jarvis. I kid you not, this time he's gonna do me proper.

      Meaning of proper for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "proper" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjectives by inflection type. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adjectives by inflection type
            • Irregular adjectives
              • Adjectives commonly used as postmodifiers
          • Adverbs
            • Uncomparable adverbs
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