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Meaning of "prop" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PROP

Related to Middle Dutch proppe vine prop; compare Old High German pfropfo shoot, German Pfropfen stopper.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PROP

prop  [prɒp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prop is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb prop in English.

WHAT DOES PROP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of prop in the English dictionary

The first definition of prop in the dictionary is to support with a rigid object, such as a stick. Other definition of prop is usually also foll by against to place or lean. Prop is also to sustain or support.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PROP

PRESENT

Present
I prop
you prop
he/she/it props
we prop
you prop
they prop
Present continuous
I am propping
you are propping
he/she/it is propping
we are propping
you are propping
they are propping
Present perfect
I have propped
you have propped
he/she/it has propped
we have propped
you have propped
they have propped
Present perfect continuous
I have been propping
you have been propping
he/she/it has been propping
we have been propping
you have been propping
they have been propping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I propped
you propped
he/she/it propped
we propped
you propped
they propped
Past continuous
I was propping
you were propping
he/she/it was propping
we were propping
you were propping
they were propping
Past perfect
I had propped
you had propped
he/she/it had propped
we had propped
you had propped
they had propped
Past perfect continuous
I had been propping
you had been propping
he/she/it had been propping
we had been propping
you had been propping
they had been propping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will prop
you will prop
he/she/it will prop
we will prop
you will prop
they will prop
Future continuous
I will be propping
you will be propping
he/she/it will be propping
we will be propping
you will be propping
they will be propping
Future perfect
I will have propped
you will have propped
he/she/it will have propped
we will have propped
you will have propped
they will have propped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been propping
you will have been propping
he/she/it will have been propping
we will have been propping
you will have been propping
they will have been propping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would prop
you would prop
he/she/it would prop
we would prop
you would prop
they would prop
Conditional continuous
I would be propping
you would be propping
he/she/it would be propping
we would be propping
you would be propping
they would be propping
Conditional perfect
I would have prop
you would have prop
he/she/it would have prop
we would have prop
you would have prop
they would have prop
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been propping
you would have been propping
he/she/it would have been propping
we would have been propping
you would have been propping
they would have been propping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you prop
we let´s prop
you prop
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to prop
Past participle
propped
Present Participle
propping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROP


agitprop
ˈædʒɪtˌprɒp
airdrop
ˈɛəˌdrɒp
backdrop
ˈbækˌdrɒp
crop
krɒp
dewdrop
ˈdjuːˌdrɒp
drop
drɒp
eardrop
ˈɪəˌdrɒp
eavesdrop
ˈiːvzˌdrɒp
gumdrop
ˈɡʌmˌdrɒp
malaprop
ˈmæləprɒp
name-drop
ˈneɪmˌdrɒp
outcrop
ˈaʊtˌkrɒp
raindrop
ˈreɪndrɒp
snowdrop
ˈsnəʊˌdrɒp
stonecrop
ˈstəʊnˌkrɒp
strop
strɒp
teardrop
ˈtɪədrɒp
turboprop
ˌtɜːbəʊˈprɒp
upprop
ʌpˈprɒp
Winthrop
ˈwɪnˌθrɒp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROP

prootic
prop root
propaedeutic
propaedeutical
propagability
propagable
propagableness
propaganda
propaganda machine
propagandise
propagandiser
propagandism
propagandist
propagandistic
propagandize
propagandizer
propagate
propagation
propagational
propagative

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROP

acid drop
Bottrop
calthrop
caltrop
cash crop
chocolate drop
cough drop
cover crop
de trop
drag and drop
energy crop
food crop
fruit drop
knee drop
lemon drop
mail drop
Ribbentrop
riding crop
root crop
water caltrop

Synonyms and antonyms of prop in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «prop» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of prop

Translation of «prop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROP

Find out the translation of prop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of prop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «prop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

支撑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

apoyar
570 millions of speakers

English

prop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सहारा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دعم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поддержать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apoiar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠেকনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

appuyer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Prop
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lehnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

立てかける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기대다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prop
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vật để chống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆதரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टेकू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

desteklemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

appoggiare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prop
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підтримати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prop
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

prop
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stut
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

prop
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

prop
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prop

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROP»

The term «prop» is very widely used and occupies the 10.622 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about prop

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PROP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word prop.
1
Randa Abdel-Fattah
When you exist in the centre of a debate, as a topic, a hypothesis - otherised and stigmatised - you become the prop in a proposition.
2
Desi Arnaz
A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.
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Vince Flynn
And when I go around and talk to schools, what I tell the kids are, first of all, you have to accept each other's differences. Some of you are going to be a crappy football player, some of you are going to be a great mathematician. Whatever it is, accept each other's differences and help prop each other up.
4
Will Gluck
I don't like having characters as props. I never want a character to be a prop.
5
Selena Gomez
I learned everything from that show, so it's just a wonderful memory to me. A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on 'Barney', but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show... I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that's a good thing!
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Selena Gomez
A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on 'Barney', but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show. I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that's a good thing!
7
Matt Gonzalez
This notion that we're going to prop up foreign governments, that we're going to invade other countries for some kind of perceived benefit where we're going to install somebody who's going to be supportive of American interests or American corporate private interests needs to stop.
8
Stephen Harper
We'll support the government on issues if it's essential to the country but our primary responsibility is not to prop up the government, our responsibility is to provide an opposition and an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians.
9
Melissa Joan Hart
Every prop, every shot, every pearl that rolled across the floor was exactly how I wanted it to be.
10
Vicki Lawrence
Tim Conway was a little different from the rest. He was always in the back of the studio building something with the prop man, rewriting his lines, or plotting our demise.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROP»

Discover the use of prop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film, and TV
Theatre and film frequently require replicas of three-dimensional objects built for actors to use. This book lays the groundwork for an artisan to determine what materials and techniques to use to build these props.
Eric Hart, 2013
2
The Prop Trader's Chronicles: Short-Term Proprietary Trading ...
With this book as your guide, you'll quickly discover what it really takes to make it in today's competitive markets.
Francis J. Chan, 2012
3
The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook
Demonstrates how to work with molds, castings, and vacuum forming equipment, stresses safety precautions, and discusses materials from paper-mache to breakaway glass
Thurston James, 1989
4
Prop 8 Overturn
November 4, 2008 was a time when many GLBT in California lost their rights to marry. It was a time when Judge Vaughn Walker from San Francisco overturned Prop 8 in November 4, 2010.
Alfredo Duran, 2011
5
Without a Prop
The water-jet is here to stay. David S. Yetman has been a prolific, award-winning boating writer for more than 15 years.
David S. Yetman, 2010
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The Properties Director's Handbook: Managing a Prop Shop for ...
A how-to guide leading the prop master through planning, pre-production, production, and post-production procedures, budgeting, collaborations with designers and other production areas, and planning a prop shop from the layout of the spaces ...
Sandra J. Strawn, 2013
7
Undercover Prop
Dan Crowley has led a dangerous life.
Dan Crowley, 2007
8
The Clothes-prop Man: Poems from the South Para Reservoir
The Clothes-prop Man celebrates the lives of the men and women at the work camps during the building of South Australia's South Para Reservoir between 1948 and 1958. Johnson's poems capture the colour and character of country-town living.
Martin R. Johnson, 2002
9
The prop builder's mask-making handbook
Offers a brief history of masks, and provides step-by-step instructions in nontechnical language on how to make masks in the tradition of the commedia dell'arte
Thurston James, 1990
10
Time in the Prop Blast
The subzero prop blast did not allow me to keep my head out long enough to try to identify landmarks. I yanked it back in and stood by until the red light came on. I yelled, “Get ready,” and went through the preparatory commands for the jump.
Emmet D. Edwards Jr., 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term prop is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rugby union: Brumbies prop Ruan Smith motors into Japan deal …
Brumbies prop Ruan Smith admits he is getting frustrated with a lack of game time and wants to use a stint in Japanese club rugby to ... «The Canberra Times, Jul 15»
2
Why Beijing's bid to prop up China's share market appears doomed …
Why Beijing's bid to prop up China's share market appears doomed to fail ... investors continue to question its determination to prop up the ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
3
Leanne Wood: "It's not my intention to prop up any other party in …
Asked if that meant she wouldn't want to prop up another Carwyn Jones-led government, she said: “No, I see Labour now as part of the ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
4
Prop. 104: Tax hike or class war?
The campaign pushing Prop. 104 has a lot of weight behind it. For starters, there's Mayor Greg Stanton, who appears to be staking part of his ... «KPHO Phoenix, Jul 15»
5
Storm prop Weston UK-bound
Yet another Melbourne player will be UK-bound at the end of the season with forward Dayne Weston set to join Leigh Centurions. The Storm ... «NRL.COM, Jul 15»
6
Spike In Car Break-Ins Has Many Blaming Prop 47
Since last summer we've been talking about the recent spike in petty crime, in particular car burglaries and car thefts, and new numbers out of ... «SFist, Jul 15»
7
How to use the lead scare as an election prop? Delicately
Pan-democrats are coalescing around the lead-in-water crisis and reaching out to affected residents. On Monday, district councilor Andrew ... «EJ Insight, Jul 15»
8
NorthWest Health Prop Real Est Inv Trust Given New C$9.00 Price …
NorthWest Health Prop Real Est Inv Trust logo NorthWest Health Prop Real Est Inv Trust (TSE:NWH.UN) had its target price reduced by National Bank Financial ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
9
Would beer sales at Husker games prop up arena budget?
Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler has suggested it may be time to revisit the idea of allowing alcohol sales at Husker basketball games in the ... «Watchdog.org, Jul 15»
10
China to prop up stock market after record fall
Chinese authorities have unleashed an unprecedented government rescue plan to prop up shares in recent weeks that has included a police ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»

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