形容词适当的，相当的，正当的，应该的，正式的，正常的; 固有的，特有的，独特的; 本来的，真正的，严格意义上的; 〈古〉漂亮的，优美的
You use proper to describe things that you consider to be real and satisfactory rather than inadequate in some way.
e.g. Two out of five people lack a proper job...
e.g. I always cook a proper evening meal.
The proper thing is the one that is correct or most suitable.
e.g. The Supreme Court will ensure that the proper procedures have been followed...
e.g. He helped to put things in their proper place.
If you say that a way of behaving is proper, you mean that it is considered socially acceptable and right.
e.g. In those days it was not thought entirely proper for a woman to be on the stage...
e.g. It is right and proper to do this.
You can add proper after a word to indicate that you are referring to the central and most important part of a place, event, or object and want to distinguish it from other things which are not regarded as being important or central to it.
e.g. A distinction must be made between archaeology proper and science-based archaeology.
1. Their proper business activities and legitimate rights and interests shall be protected by the Chinese law.
2. So figuring out the proper weight gain is a balancing act, she said.
3. They face disciplinary action for failing to follow proper procedures, but no criminal charges have been brought against them.
4. Now policymakers need to find the proper way to translate this principle into concrete action.
5. The most common cause of cadmium poisoning is a lack of proper precautions in places where cadmium is used.
6. She agreed that Ai Li was a good call - but I needed a proper family name.
7. A professional coach from the GS Academy will oversee this weeklong camp to teach children proper tennis techniques while focusing on fitness and fun.
8. The green land coverage will surpass 40 percent, with per capita green land area in the city proper reaching 12 square meters.
9. Zhou also said China will seek a proper time to open its capital account.
10. The draft judicial explanation would resolve such a case by stipulating that schools should take corresponding responsibility for failing to perform proper care for students.
1. appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
e.g. everything in its proper place
the right man for the job
she is not suitable for the position
2. marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
e.g. proper medical treatment