- Suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances; fit, suitable
- ''The time to plant potatoes.
- Following the established standards of behavior or manners; correct or decorous
- A very young lady.
- Fitting; right
- ''It is only to bring food to a potluck.
- Exact; precise
- (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.
- (grammar) used to designate a particular person, place or thing written with an initial capital letter.
- Common or ordinary.
- Belonging to oneself or itself; own.
- He was restored to his color after taking the elixir.
- Complete or thorough
- I gave that boy a whipping.
- Entitled to its name; true.
- I wanted a proper breakfast, not just a morning snack.
- (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.
- (context, informal) utter
- When I realized I was wearing my shirt inside out, I felt a fool.
Etymology: From proper, (French: propre), from proprius.
- Dutch: goed, juist, recht, gepast
- French: propre
- Italian: decente, proprio
- Spanish: propio
- German: angemessen, geeignet, passend, richtig
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