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PROPOSAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proposal mean? 

PROPOSAL (noun)
  The noun PROPOSAL has 3 senses:

1. something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
2. an offer of marriage
3. the act of making a proposal

  Familiarity information: PROPOSAL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROPOSAL (noun)


Sense 1proposal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

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

advice (a proposal for an appropriate course of action)

counterproposal (a proposal offered as an alternative to an earlier proposal)

hypothesis (a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations)

proffer; proposition; suggestion (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection)

introduction (a new proposal)

re-introduction (a proposal of something previously rejected)

motion; question (a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote)


Sense 2proposal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An offer of marriage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

marriage offer; marriage proposal; proposal of marriage; proposal

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

offer; offering (something offered (as a proposal or bid))

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

question (an informal reference to a marriage proposal)


Sense 3proposal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making a proposal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

proposal; proposition

Context example:

they listened to her proposal

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

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

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

presentation (the act of presenting a proposal)


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