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PROP (propped, propping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prop mean? 

PROP (noun)
  The noun PROP has 3 senses:

1. a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
2. any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
3. a propeller that rotates to push against air

  Familiarity information: PROP used as a noun is uncommon.


PROP (verb)
  The verb PROP has 1 sense:

1. support by placing against something solid or rigid

  Familiarity information: PROP used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROP (noun)


Sense 1prop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("prop" is a kind of...):

support (supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prop"):

pitprop; sprag (a wooden prop used to support the roof of a mine)


Sense 2prop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

prop; property

Context example:

before every scene he ran down his checklist of props

Hypernyms ("prop" is a kind of...):

object; physical object (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prop"):

custard pie (a prop consisting of an open pie filled with real or artificial custard; thrown in slapstick comedies)

Holonyms ("prop" is a part of...):

mise en scene; setting; stage setting (arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted)


Sense 3prop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A propeller that rotates to push against air

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

airplane propeller; airscrew; prop

Hypernyms ("prop" is a kind of...):

propeller; propellor (a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water)

Holonyms ("prop" is a part of...):

propeller plane (an airplane that is driven by a propeller)


PROP (verb)


Sense 1prop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Support by placing against something solid or rigid

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

prop; prop up; shore up; shore

Context example:

shore and buttress an old building

Hypernyms (to "prop" is one way to...):

hold; hold up; support; sustain (be the physical support of; carry the weight of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "prop"):

bolster (prop up with a pillow or bolster)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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