What is the meaning of proper?


  • Marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness.
    • usage: "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
  • Having all the qualities typical of the thing specified.
    • usage: "wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"; "he finally has a proper job"
  • Limited to the thing specified.
    • usage: "the city proper"; "his claim is connected with the deed proper"
  • Appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs.
    • usage: "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"
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APAWordNet. (2010). proper. Retrieved April 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/proper/definitions/1181474
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "proper" http://smartdefine.org/proper/definitions/1181474 (accessed April 21, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, proper, Smart Define, viewed 21 April, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/proper/definitions/1181474>.
MLAWordNet. "proper" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/proper/definitions/1181474>
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