(Pro*pose"), v. i.
1. To speak; to converse. [Obs.]
There shalt thou find my cousin Beatrice,Shak.
Proposing with the prince and Claudio.
2. To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God
3. To offer one's self in marriage.
(Pro*pose"), n. [F. propos, L. propositum. See Propound, Purpose, n.] Talk; discourse.
1. One who proposes or offers anything for consideration or adoption.
2. A speaker; an orator. [Obs.] Shak.
(Prop`o*si"tion) n. [L. propositio: cf. F. proposition. See Propound.]
1. The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering. "Oblations for the altar of proposition." Jer.
2. That which is proposed; that which is offered, as for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; a proposal; as,
the enemy made propositions of peace; his proposition was not accepted.
3. A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss.
Some persons . . . change their propositions according as their temporal necessities or advantages do
4. (Gram. & Logic) A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate
united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate
is affirmed or denied of a subject; as, snow is white.
5. (Math.) A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed.
It is called a theorem when it is something to be proved, and a problem when it is something to be