AskDefine | Define pro

Dictionary Definition

pro adj : in favor of (an action or proposal etc.); "a pro vote" [ant: anti]

Noun

1 an athlete who plays for pay [syn: professional] [ant: amateur]
2 an argument in favor of a proposal [ant: con] adv : on the affirmative side [ant: con]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin pro, "on behalf of."

Noun

  1. an advantage of something, especially when contrasted with its disadvantages (cons).
    'pros and cons
Antonyms
Related terms
Translations
advantage of something

Prefix

pro (often hyphenated)
  1. In favor of.

Preposition

pro
  1. In favor of
    The Republican party claims to be pro family.
Related terms
Translations
In favor of

Etymology 2

Noun

  1. a professional sportsman
  2. professional someone who is very good at something
    When it comes to DIY, he's a real pro.
Related terms
Translations
a professional sportsman
someone who is very good at something

Czech

Pronunciation

Preposition

  1. for

Noun

  1. pro (advantage)
    Všechno má svá pro a proti. -- Everything has its pros and cons.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Esperanto

Preposition

pro
  1. because of

German

Preposition

  1. per

Latin

Preposition

pro (+ )

Spanish

Etymology

A recent Latinism, from the Latin pro; see above.

Preposition

pro

Usage notes

Equivalent to, and often replaced with, en pro de (see en, de) or a favor de (see a, favor).

Extensive Definition

Pro may refer to:
PRO may refer to:
pro in German: Pro
pro in Esperanto: PRO
pro in French: Pro
pro in Italian: PRO
pro in Japanese: プロ (曖昧さ回避)
pro in Norwegian: Pro
pro in Kölsch: PRO (Watt ėßß datt?)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Admirable Crichton, adept, advocating, all for, approving, argument, argumentum, artisan, artist, attache, authority, aye, backing, case, con, connaisseur, connoisseur, cons, consideration, consultant, cordon bleu, crack shot, craftsman, dead shot, diplomat, diplomatist, doyen, elder statesman, elenchus, experienced hand, expert, expert consultant, favorable, favoring, for, functional, gownsman, graduate, handy man, ignoratio elenchi, in favor of, industrial, interest, journeyman, marksman, master, nay, no, no slouch, official, old pro, plaidoyer, plea, pleading, politician, professional, professor, proficient, pros, pros and cons, reason, refutation, savant, seasoned professional, shark, sharp, side, special pleading, statesman, supporting, talking point, technical, technical adviser, technician, the affirmative, the negative, vocational, well-disposed, well-inclined, whiz, with
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