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adjective 
  1. Suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances; fit, suitable
''The time to plant potatoes.
  1. Following the established standards of behavior or manners; correct or decorous
A very young lady.
  1. Fitting; right
''It is only to bring food to a potluck.
  1. Exact; precise
  2. (italbrac, used after the noun) In the very strictest sense of the word:
According to the Supreme Court, tomatoes do not belong to the fruits proper.
The school is located in the town proper.
  1. (grammar) used to designate a particular person, place or thing written with an initial capital letter.
  2. Common or ordinary.
  3. Belonging to oneself or itself; own.
He was restored to his color after taking the elixir.
  1. Complete or thorough
I gave that boy a whipping.
  1. Entitled to its name; true.
I wanted a proper breakfast, not just a morning snack.
  1. (tincture) having its natural or usual coloration, though this is often according to what heraldic convention defines as the natural or usual; proper is considered to be its own tincture.
  2. (context, informal) utter
When I realized I was wearing my shirt inside out, I felt a fool.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: goed, juist, recht, gepast
  • French: propre
  • Italian: decente, proprio
  • Spanish: propio
  • German: angemessen, geeignet, passend, richtig
Etymology: From proper, (French: propre), from proprius.


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