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Definition 1: a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling - [noun denoting artifact]

(prop is a kind of ...) supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

"the statue stood on a marble support"

(... is a kind of prop ) a wooden prop used to support the roof of a mine

Definition 2: a propeller that rotates to push against air - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for prop in the sense of this definition

(prop is a kind of ...) a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water

(... is part of prop) an airplane that is driven by a propeller

Definition 3: any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where prop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • before every scene he ran down his checklist of props

Synonyms for prop in the sense of this definition

(prop is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of prop ) a prop consisting of an open pie filled with real or artificial custard; thrown in slapstick comedies

(... is part of prop) arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

Definition 4: support by placing against something solid or rigid - [verb of contact]

Samples where prop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shore and buttress an old building

Synonyms for prop in the sense of this definition

(prop is a kind of ...) be the physical support of; carry the weight of

"The beam holds up the roof" "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam" "What's holding that mirror?"

(... is a kind of prop ) prop up with a pillow or bolster

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