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  • proper thing — Synonyms and related words: bon ton, candor, conformity, consuetude, convention, cricket, custom, established way, etiquette, fair play, fair shake, fair mindedness, fairness, fashion, folkway, good sportsmanship, haute couture, high fashion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • proper — [[t]prɒ̱pə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ: ADJ n You use proper to describe things that you consider to be real and satisfactory rather than inadequate in some way. Two out of five people lack a proper job... I always cook a proper evening meal. 2) ADJ: ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • thing — Synonyms and related words: accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, action, activities, activity, adventure, affair, affairs, affection, affinity, an existence, apparatus, apparel, area, article, artifact, aspect, attire,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • proper noun — proper nouns also proper name N COUNT A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, organization, or thing. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. Examples are Margaret , London , and the United Nations . Compare common noun …   English dictionary

  • proper — early 13c., adapted to some purpose, fit, apt, from O.Fr. propre (11c.), from L. proprius one s own, particular to itself, from pro privo for the individual. Proper name belonging to or relating to the person or thing in question, is from late… …   Etymology dictionary

  • proper noun — also .proper name especially BrE n a noun such as James , New York , or China that is the name of one particular thing and is written with a ↑capital letter →↑noun …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • proper noun — noun count a noun that names a particular person, place, or thing and begins with a CAPITAL letter. Jane, Africa, and New Year are proper nouns. ─ compare COMMON NOUN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • proper name — noun a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized • Syn: ↑proper noun • Ant: ↑common noun (for: ↑proper noun) • Hypernyms: ↑noun * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • proper — properly, adv. properness, n. /prop euhr/, adj. 1. adapted or appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; fit; suitable: the proper time to plant strawberries. 2. conforming to established standards of behavior or manners; correct or decorous: a …   Universalium

  • proper — /ˈprɒpə / (say propuh) adjective 1. adapted or appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; fit; suitable: the proper time to plant. 2. conforming to established standards of behaviour or manners; correct or decorous. 3. fitting; right. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary


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