property ( properties plural )
1 n-uncount Someone's property is all the things that belong to them or something that belongs to them.
FORMAL usu with poss
Richard could easily destroy her personal property to punish her for walking out on him..., Security forces searched thousands of homes, confiscating weapons and stolen property.
2 n-var A property is a building and the land belonging to it.
FORMAL This vehicle has been parked on private property.
3 n-count The properties of a substance or object are the ways in which it behaves in particular conditions. usu pl A radio signal has both electrical and magnetic properties.
1 n-uncount Lost property consists of things that people have lost or accidentally left in a public place, for example on a train or in a school.
Lost property should be handed to the driver.
2 n-uncount Lost property is a place where lost property is kept.
I was enquiring in Lost Property at Derby.
in AM, use lost and found
1 n-uncount Public property is land and other assets that belong to the general public and not to a private owner., (Antonym: private property)
...vandals who wrecked public property...
2 n-uncount If you describe a person or thing as public property, you mean that information about them is known and discussed by everyone.
She complained that intimate aspects of her personal life had been made public property.
Real property is property in the form of land and buildings, rather than personal possessions.
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