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UK [ˈprɒpə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈprɑpərlɪ] adverb
1) in a manner that is suitable for the purpose or situation

You're not properly dressed for this weather.

He was never properly trained, so you can't really blame him if he can't do the job.

2) in a way that is considered right or correct

If she doesn't behave properly, send her home.

The air conditioning in the hotel wasn't working properly.

3) really, or completely

Is that champagne properly chilled?


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Properly — Prop er*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] 1. In a proper manner; suitably; fitly; strictly; rightly; as, a word properly applied; a dress properly adjusted. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Individually; after one s own manner. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Now,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • properly — index as a matter of right, fairly (impartially) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • properly — ► ADVERB 1) in a proper manner. 2) in the strict sense. 3) informal, chiefly Brit. completely …   English terms dictionary

  • properly — prop|er|ly W2S1 [ˈprɔpəli US ˈpra:pərli] adv 1.) especially BrE correctly, or in a way that is considered right American Equivalent: right ▪ The brakes don t seem to be working properly. ▪ Then he s not doing his job properly. ▪ Parents should… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • properly — adverb 1 correctly, or in a way that is considered right: Make sure the job is done properly. | He never explains anything properly. | Granny will be there, so behave properly. 2 especially BrE informal completely; thoroughly: Is that cake… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • properly — prop|er|ly [ prapərli ] adverb ** 1. ) in a manner that is appropriate for the purpose or situation: You re not properly dressed for this weather. He was never properly trained, so you can t really blame him if he can t do the job. 2. ) in a way… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • properly — [[t]prɒ̱pə(r)li[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj If something is done properly, it is done in a correct and satisfactory way. You re too thin. You re not eating properly... There needs to be a properly informed public debate. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • properly — adv. 1 fittingly; suitably (do it properly). 2 accurately; correctly (properly speaking). 3 rightly (he very properly refused). 4 with decency; respectably (behave properly). 5 colloq. thoroughly (they were properly ashamed) …   Useful english dictionary

  • properly — adv. Properly is used with these adjectives: ↑accountable, ↑balanced, ↑closed, ↑educated, ↑informed, ↑insulated, ↑married, ↑organized, ↑qualified, ↑shut, ↑trained …   Collocations dictionary

  • properly*/*/ — [ˈprɒpəli] adv in a correct or suitable way You re not properly dressed for this weather.[/ex] If she doesn t behave properly, send her home.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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