Learner's definition of PROPERLY
in a way that is acceptable or suitable
The children must learn how to behave properly [=appropriately] in church.
He doesn't know how to properly tie a necktie.
The can opener is not working properly. [=right]
in a way that is accurate or correct
The boxes were not properly labeled.
Did I spell your name properly?
Properly speaking, whales are not fish.
The house properly belongs to his sister.