Propose Pro*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proposing}.] [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See {Pose}, v.] 1. To set forth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce could lift it up. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

2. To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office. [1913 Webster]

3. To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend. [1913 Webster]

I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster]

{To propose to one's self}, to intend; to design. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • proposing — prÉ™ pəʊzɪŋ n. putting forth for consideration, offering, raising an offer; offering marriage, betrothing, becoming engaged pro·pose || prÉ™ pəʊz v. suggest, recommend; tender; make an offer of marriage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proposing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • proposing a toast — suggesting that all present take a drink in honor of someone or something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Article Five of the United States Constitution — describes the process whereby the Constitution may be altered. Such amendments may be proposed by the United States Congress or by a national convention assembled at the request of the legislatures of at least two thirds of the several states. To …   Wikipedia

  • Federal Marriage Amendment — The Federal Marriage Amendment H.J. Res. 56 (FMA) (also referred to by proponents as the Marriage Protection Amendment) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would have limited marriage in the United States to unions of …   Wikipedia

  • New York state election, 1921 — Elections in New York Federal offices Presidential elections 1996 · 2000 · 2004  …   Wikipedia

  • Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution — A Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution, also called an Article V Convention, or Amendments Convention, is one of two alternative procedures for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution described in… …   Wikipedia

  • Écarté — Infobox CardGame title =Écarté subtitle = image link = image caption = alt names = type = trick taking players = 2 ages = num cards = 32 deck = Anglo American play = Clockwise card rank = K Q J A 10 9 8 7 origin =France related = Whist, Euchre… …   Wikipedia

  • David Vitter — United States Senator from Louisiana Incumbent Assumed office January 3, 2005 Serving with …   Wikipedia

  • Bricker Amendment — wikisourceThe Bricker Amendment is the collective name of a series of proposed amendments to the United States Constitution considered by the United States Senate in the 1950s. These amendments would have placed restrictions on the scope and… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”