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Meaning of "properly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PROPERLY

properly  [ˈprɒpəlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROPERLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Properly is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES PROPERLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

properly

Morality

Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" and those that are "bad". Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion, culture, etc., or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness." Immorality is the active opposition to morality, while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles. Moral philosophy includes moral ontology, or the origin of morals, as well as moral epistemology, or what we know about morals. Different systems of expressing morality have been proposed, including deontological ethical systems which adhere to a set of established rules, and normative ethical systems which consider the merits of actions themselves. An example of normative ethical philosophy is the Golden Rule which states that, "One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself."...

Definition of properly in the English dictionary

The first definition of properly in the dictionary is in a way that is necessary for some purpose. Other definition of properly is in a way that is sufficient for some purpose. Properly is also correctly according to accepted behaviour or conduct.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROPERLY


antimonopoly
ˌæntɪməˈnɒpəlɪ
bibliopoly
ˌbɪblɪˈɒpəlɪ
dapperly
ˈdæpəlɪ
duopoly
djʊˈɒpəlɪ
Gallipoli
ɡəˈlɪpəlɪ
gospelly
ˈɡɒspəlɪ
improperly
ɪmˈprɒpəlɪ
monopoly
məˈnɒpəlɪ
municipally
mjuːˈnɪsɪpəlɪ
oedipally
ˈiːdɪpəlɪ
oligopoly
ˌɒlɪˈɡɒpəlɪ
papally
ˈpeɪpəlɪ
popply
ˈpɒpəlɪ
principally
ˈprɪnsɪpəlɪ
pulpally
ˈpʌlpəlɪ
purply
ˈpɜːpəlɪ
ripply
ˈrɪpəlɪ
Trichinopoly
ˌtrɪkɪˈnɒpəlɪ
tripoli
ˈtrɪpəlɪ
unproperly
ʌnˈprɒpəlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROPERLY

proper class
proper fraction
proper motion
proper name
proper noun
proper psalm
proper subset
proper time
properdin
properispomenon
properness
propertied
properties
Propertius
property
property bond
property centre
property company
property developer
property development

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROPERLY

bitterly
brotherly
cleverly
disorderly
eagerly
easterly
elderly
formerly
gingerly
motherly
northerly
orderly
overly
painterly
quarterly
southerly
tenderly
utterly
weatherly
westerly

Synonyms and antonyms of properly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROPERLY»

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

Translation of «properly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROPERLY

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

Translator English - Chinese

适当地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

correctamente
570 millions of speakers

English

properly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठीक से
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِشَكْلٍ مُنَاسِب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

надлежащим образом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

propriamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঠিকভাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

correctement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Betul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

richtig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

適切に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

적절하게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bener
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cách đúng đắn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒழுங்காக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

योग्यरित्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uygun şekilde
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

correttamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

właściwie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відповідно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

adecvat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατάλληλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

behoorlik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på rätt sätt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på rett måte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of properly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROPERLY»

The term «properly» is very widely used and occupies the 4.731 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROPERLY» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «PROPERLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word properly.
1
Sade Adu
I've got absolutely no real perception, properly, of time.
2
Prince Andrew
Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed.
3
J. L. Austin
Usually it is uses of words, not words in themselves, that are properly called vague.
4
Julianna Baggott
Writers aren't born properly labeled so it is hard to know one when one appears.
5
Pierre Bayle
Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.
6
Amanda Beard
I protect my skin with sunscreen and am religious about keeping my face moisturized and properly protected all day, so I also use a face lotion with SPF 30.
7
Jeff Beck
I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly.
8
Bjornstjerne Bjornson
When you teach children that the life here below is nothing to the life above, that to be visible is nothing in comparison with being invisible, that to be a human being is nothing in comparison with being dead, that is not the way to teach them to view life properly or to love life, to gain courage, strength for work, and love of country.
9
Nellie Bly
I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly - a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God's creatures, the insane, were cared for kindly and properly.
10
Tony Buzan
Many think of memory as rote learning, a linear stuffing of the brain with facts, where understanding is irrelevant. When you teach it properly, with imagination and association, understanding becomes a part of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROPERLY»

Discover the use of properly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to properly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How to DJ (properly): The Art and Science of Playing Records
This book both forms the perfect introduction for the novice who wants a pair of Technics turntables for Christmas and contains enough spot-on advice and advanced instruction to be valuable to more experienced DJs.
Frank Broughton, Bill Brewster, 2006
2
Dice Games Properly Explained
150 games and variations from all over the world, from age old traditional competitions to newly invented games.
Reiner Knizia, 1999
3
Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of ...
In Hating Empire Properly, Sunil Agnani produces a novel attempt to think the eighteenth-century imagination of the West and East Indies together, arguing that this is how contemporary thinkers Edmund Burke and Denis Diderot actually viewed ...
Sunil M. Agnani, 2013
4
Card Games Properly Explained: Poker, Canasta, Cribbage, Gin ...
Then Card Games Properly Explained is the book for you. Arnold Marks's handbook will teach you not only what you need to know to play the game, but how to play to win.
Arnold Marks, 2013
5
Microwave Cooking Properly Explained
For thirty years Microwave Cooking Properly Explained has been the standard work on microwave cooking.
Annette Yates, 2010
6
To Worship God Properly: Tensions Between Liturgical Custom ...
Langer analyzes these dynamics, examining first the liturgical traditions of the tannaitic and amoraic literature.
Ruth Langer, 2005
7
Sea Fishing Properly Explained
Sea fishing requires a high degree of knowledge and skill and this book ensures that you can turn occasional 'luck' into consistent success.This book will allow you to:Understand tides.Know which natural foods different fish prefer.Identify ...
Ian Ball, 2008
8
A Properly Functioning Exclusivism
There have been a number of objections to Plantinga's defense of Christian belief, which is tied to his account of warrant as proper function.
Joseph S. Kim, 2008
9
Successful Self-Promotion for Photographers: Expose Yourself ...
Today’s self-employed photographers must have marketing savvy to spare. This guide from a widely known and respected industry insider provides that—and much more.
Elyse Weissberg, Amanda Sosa, 2013
10
Mechanics of Materials
Determine the principal stresses and show them on a sketch of a properly oriented element. 7.3-3 An element in plane stress is subjected to stresses x 5700 psi, y 2300 psi, and xy 2500 psi (see the figure for Problem 7.2-3). Determine the ...
James Gere, Barry Goodno, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROPERLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term properly is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Warning For Cambridge Taxi Drivers Not Acting 'Properly'
Taxi drivers in Cambridge are being warned if they're not acting properly, or driving safely, they will be found out. Cambridge City Council say ... «Heart, Jul 15»
2
I've been trying to get properly fit once and for all… here's how it's …
“TO ME YOU'RE the perfect client,” says Andy Kenny, as he spots me on a bench press in his gym in Dublin's Grand Canal dock. “You play a bit ... «The42, Jul 15»
3
OCBC CEO: Singapore properly market to improve longer term
Singapore home purchases dropped 42 per cent in June from a month earlier to the lowest level this year as developers held back the sale of ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
4
Banks not implementing OTSS properly: truckers
Banks not implementing OTSS properly: truckers. PONDA: Mining-affected truck owners have alleged that Goa State Cooperative Bank (GSCB) ... «Oherald, Jul 15»
5
DOL announces that most American workers should properly be …
U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") today issued an Administrator Interpretation Memorandum announcing its position that most American ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
6
Hull couple whose baby suffered broken bones 'were not properly
"If properly indicted by the Crown, they would have had a charge of GBH." Lorraine Baines, for the woman, said: "They are not indicted with that. «Hull Daily Mail, Jul 15»
7
SA's top performing Facebook brands – but many pages not …
SA's top performing Facebook brands – but many pages not managed properly. on: July 27, 2015 In: ResearchViews: 94 views. Late last year South African ... «The Media Online, Jul 15»
8
Deodorant Not Working Properly? You're Probably Making This …
If you apply your deodorant religiously but still find your armpits getting a bit moist throughout the day, this simple tip could save you a lot of heartache. It turns out ... «Her.ie, Jul 15»
9
American Legion in Milton Shows People How to Properly Burn Flags
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — Not everyone knows the right way to retire an old American flag. A ceremony in Northumberland County ... «wnep.com, Jul 15»
10
Done properly, 'void fishing' can be effective
Even the comparatively few fishermen who know about voids don't know how to work them properly. Weedy voids or tunnels aren't just ... «Florida Times-Union, Jul 15»

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