Hypertext Webster Gateway: "properly"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Properly \Prop"er*ly\, adv.
1. In a proper manner; suitably; fitly; strictly; rightly;
as, a word properly applied; a dress properly adjusted.

2. Individually; after one's own manner. [Obs.]

Now, harkeneth, how I bare me properly. --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 1: in the right manner; "please do your job properly!" "can't
you carry me decent?" [syn: {decently}, {decent}, {in
good order}, {right}, {the right way}] [ant: {improperly}]
2: with reason or justice [syn: {by rights}]

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