Dictionary.net

Definitions of Properties

  1. of Property
  2. Articles required in a play by actors.
Loading...

Quotes of Properties

  1. Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse. – Samuel Alexander
  2. If we could buy these properties and then invest in the Black community, with our own McDonald's, with our own Kentucky Fried Chickens, it was gonna be a great move. – Solomon Burke
  3. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. – Richard Dawkins
  4. The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties – John Foxe
  5. Today we try to identify a gene and then study its properties – Walter Gilbert
  6. Genes that underlie the capacity to receive, use and transmit information are the evolving properties – Peter R. Grant
  7. Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality. – Stanislav Grof
  8. In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also. – Thomas Jefferson
  9. Elements which are similar as regards their chemical properties have atomic weights which are either of nearly the same value( eg. Pt, Ir, Os) or which increase regularly( eg. K, Ru, Cs). – Dmitri Mendeleev
  10. Physiology is the science which treats of the properties of organic bodies, animal and vegetable, of the phenomena they present, and of the laws which govern their actions. Inorganic substances are the objects of other sciences, - physics and chemistry. – Johannes P. Muller
  11. Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties – Marcus V. Pollio
  12. I turned my attention for a while to gamma ray astronomy and soon began the first in a continous series of experiments at the Savannah River site to study the properties of the neutrino. – Frederick Reines
  13. Typically, an historic site is considered by the National Park Service to contain a single historical feature, while generally a National Historic Park extends beyond single properties or buildings. – Rick Renzi

Usage examples for Properties

  1. These properties account for them as we may, are essential to their existence as distinct objects in nature, and cannot be separated from them as long as the objects themselves exist. – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  2. I hope to be able to lay before you in the course of the term some of the evidence for the existence of molecules, considered as individual bodies having definite properties – Five of Maxwell's Papers by James Clerk Maxwell
  3. Writing many years before, he had asked whether the " subtle liquor of the blood" may not " perceive, by properties within itself," when danger is imminent, and so " run cold and dull"? – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  4. If they ever free them without that training, they will ruin their properties – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. This other packet is addressed to the young ladies of the Gaiety Theatre, and their properties are enclosed. – Danger! and Other Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. God has none of the properties of matter. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  7. It was through his instance, indeed, that the Morony and Ballintubber properties had been bought, so that the acquaintance must have been well established before the purchase had been made. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  8. The effects of the new phenomenon, the properties of water, for instance, are as easily found by experiment as the effects of any other cause. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  9. He considered not at all the circumstances, whether, as had been the case on certain properties in Mayo, all money expended had been so expended by the tenant, or by the landlord, as had been the case with Pat Carroll's land. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  10. Hence, it is necessary that our definitions of these things be such as will apply to each of them in full, or under all circumstances; for the definitions ought to be as general in their application as are the things or properties defined. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. That is the change of substance; the object remains unchanged in its " accidents," its physical material, but the subtle matter connected with it has changed under the pressure of the changed idea, and new properties are imparted by this change. – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant
  12. And they appealed to the Government for arms to protect their homes and properties – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  13. He's a real good- lookin' man, and if he hadn't any properties of his own he would be beloved for his pa's sake, but he has properties of his own. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  14. You are a nice one to count on for the stage properties – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  15. Whether two things are not manifest, first, that some alteration in the value of our coin is highly expedient, secondly, that whatever alteration is made, the tenderest care should be had of the properties of the people, and even a regard paid to their prejudices? – The Querist by George Berkley
  16. The character and properties of these compounds are explained, perhaps sufficiently, in the observations upon the classes of pronouns. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. Then comes an inquiry into the physical properties of surrounding objects. – The Child Under Eight by E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith
  18. Properties of Wood Certain general properties of wood may be discussed briefly. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  19. At the expiration of the seven years, all properties of every kind were to be divided into two equal parts, of which the Adventurers were to take one and the Planters the other, in full satisfaction of their respective investments and claims. – The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete by Azel Ames
  20. Numerous stories are told of its marvellous properties as a charm, and on the Continent many a wonderful cure is said to have been wrought by its agency. – Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton Dyer