Propeller wheel,the screw, usually having two or more blades, used in propelling a vessel.

(Pro*pend") v. i. [L. propendere, propensum; pro forward, forth + pendere to hang. See Pendent.] To lean toward a thing; to be favorably inclined or disposed; to incline; to tend. [R.] Shak.

We shall propend to it, as a stone falleth down.

(Pro*pend"en*cy) n.

1. Propensity. [R.]

2. Attentive deliberation. [R.] Sir M. Hale.

(Pro*pend"ent) a. [L. propendens, p. pr.] Inclining forward or toward. South.

(Pro"pene) n. [Propyl + ethylene.] (Chem.) Same as Propylene.

(Pro*pense") a. [L. propensus, p. p. See Propend.] Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness. Hooker.Pro*pense"ly, adv.Pro*pense"ness, n.

(Pro*pen"sion) n. [L. propensio: cf. F. propension. See Propend, Propense.] The quality or state of being propense; propensity. M. Arnold.

Your full consent
Gave wings to my propension.

(Pro*pen"si*ty) n.; pl. Propensities The quality or state of being propense; natural inclination; disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency. "A propensity to utter blasphemy." Macaulay.

Syn. — Disposition; bias; inclination; proclivity; proneness; bent; tendency.

(Pro"pe*nyl) n. [Propene + -yl.] (Chem.) A hypothetical hydrocarbon radical, C3H5, isomeric with allyl and glyceryl, and regarded as the essential residue of glycerin. Cf. Allyl, and Glyceryl.

(Pro*pep"sin) n. [Pref. pro- + pepsin.] (Physiol. Chem.) See Persinogen.

(Pro*pep"tone) n. [Pref. pro- + peptone.] (Physiol. Chem.) A product of gastric digestion intermediate between albumin and peptone, identical with hemialbumose.

(Prop"er) a. [OE. propre, F. propre, fr. L. proprius. Cf. Appropriate.]

(Pro"ped) n. [Pref. pro- + L. pes, pedis, foot.] (Zoöl.) Same as Proleg.

(Pro*pel") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propelled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Propelling.] [L. propellere, propulsum; pro forward + pellere to drive. See Pulse a beating.] To drive forward; to urge or press onward by force; to move, or cause to move; as, the wind or steam propels ships; balls are propelled by gunpowder.

(Pro*pel"ler) n.

1. One who, or that which, propels.

2. A contrivance for propelling a steam vessel, usually consisting of a screw placed in the stern under water, and made to revolve by an engine; a propeller wheel.

3. A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer.

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