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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prop  \Prop\,  n.  [Akin  to  LG.,  D.,  &  Dan.  prop  stopple,  stopper, 
  cork,  Sw  propp,  G.  pfropf  See  {Prop},  v.] 
  That  which  sustains  an  incumbent  weight;  that  on  which 
  anything  rests  or  leans  for  support;  a  support;  a  stay;  as  a 
  prop  for  a  building.  ``Two  props  of  virtue.''  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prop  \Prop\,  n. 
  A  shell,  used  as  a  die.  See  {Props}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prop  \Prop\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Propped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Propping}.]  [Akin  to  LG  &  D.  proppen  to  cram,  stuff,  thrust 
  into  stop,  G.  pfropfen  Dan.  proppe,  Sw  proppa  of 
  uncertain  origin,  cf  G.  pfropfen  to  graft,  fr  L.  propago 
  set  layer  of  a  plant,  slip,  shoot.  Cf  3d.  {Prop}, 
  To  support,  or  prevent  from  falling,  by  placing  something 
  under  or  against;  as  to  prop  up  a  fence  or  an  old  building; 
  (Fig.)  to  sustain;  to  maintain;  as  to  prop  a  declining 
  state.  --Shak. 
  Till  the  bright  mountains  prop  the  incumbent  sky. 
  For  being  not  propp'd  by  ancestry.  --Shak. 
  I  prop  myself  upon  those  few  supports  that  are  left  me 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  support  placed  beneath  or  against  something  to  keep  it 
  from  shaking  or  falling 
  2:  any  movable  articles  or  objects  used  on  the  set  of  a  play  or 
  movie;  "before  every  scene  he  ran  down  his  checklist  of 
  props"  [syn:  {property}] 
  3:  rotates  to  push  against  air  [syn:  {airplane  propeller},  {airscrew}] 
  v  :  support  by  placing  against  something  solid  or  rigid  [syn:  {prop 
  up},  {shore  up}] 

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