property


property
noun
1 possessions
ADJECTIVE
personal, private
common, public
intellectual

Companies should protect their intellectual property with patents and trademarks.

stolen
lost (BrE)

I called the lost-property office to see if someone had found my bag.

VERB + PROPERTY
protect
dispose of

The market was known as a place where people disposed of stolen property.

confiscate, seize
steal
damage, destroy
PROPERTY + NOUN
rights

The company was found to have infringed intellectual property rights.

PHRASES
be the exclusive property of sb, be the sole property of sb

Charisma isn't the exclusive property of movie stars.

2 land/building
ADJECTIVE
freehold, leasehold (both BrE)
adjacent, adjoining, neighbouring/neighboring
detached, semi-detached (both BrE)
separate
two-bedroom, three-bedroom, etc. (all esp. BrE)
business, commercial, hotel, residential
investment
rental
private
church, school, etc.

Students are not allowed on school property outside of school hours.

council, council-owned (both BrE)
family
beachfront, waterfront
desirable
VERB + PROPERTY
hold, own
acquire, buy, invest in, purchase
inherit
sell
lease, let (esp. BrE), rent out

They decided to rent out the property while they were in New Zealand.

rent

They are living in rented property. (BrE)

view

We have a potential buyer who wants to view the property.

value

The property was valued at $750 000.

put on the market

Once the tenants have left, the property will be put on the market.

PROPERTY + NOUN
market, prices, values
company, developer
owner
tax
law
boundary, line (esp. AmE)
crime, damage
PHRASES
a man of property, a woman of property (often humorous)

How does it feel to be a woman of property?

3 characteristic
ADJECTIVE
biological, chemical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, physical, structural
antiseptic, healing, health-giving (BrE), medicinal

The medicinal properties of the leaves of this tree have been known for centuries.

individual
general
inherent, intrinsic
basic, essential, important
VERB + PROPERTY
have, possess
display, exhibit
alter, modify
examine, study
PHRASES
have properties similar to sth

The substance has properties similar to plastic.


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