Prop
Prop Prop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Propped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Propping}.] [Akin to LG. & D. proppen to cram, stuff, thrust into, stop, G. pfropfen, Dan. proppe, Sw. proppa; of uncertain origin, cf. G. pfropfen to graft, fr. L. propago set, layer of a plant, slip, shoot. Cf. 3d. {Prop}, {Propagate}.] To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Till the bright mountains prop the incumbent sky. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

For being not propp'd by ancestry. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I prop myself upon those few supports that are left me. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Prop — Prop, n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. prop stopple, stopper, cork, Sw. propp, G. pfropf. See {Prop}, v.] That which sustains an incumbent weight; that on which anything rests or leans for support; a support; a stay; as, a prop for a building. Two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • prop — prop1 [präp] n. [ME proppe < MDu, prop, ? akin to Ger pfropfen, stopper] 1. a rigid support, as a beam, stake, or pole, placed under or against a structure or part 2. a person or thing that gives support or aid to a person, institution, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • Prop — Prop, n. A shell, used as a die. See {Props}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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