Definitions for proper

Definitions for (adj) proper

Main entry: right, proper

Definition: 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

Main entry: proper

Definition: limited to the thing specified

Usage: the city proper; his claim is connected with the deed proper

Main entry: proper

Definition: marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

Usage: proper medical treatment; proper manners

Main entry: proper

Definition: having all the qualities typical of the thing specified

Usage: wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack; he finally has a proper job

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