from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An argument or consideration in favor of something: weighing the pros and cons.
- n. One who supports a proposal or takes the affirmative side in a debate.
- adv. In favor; affirmatively: arguing pro and con.
- adj. Affirmative; supporting: a pro vote.
- n. A professional, especially in sports.
- n. An expert in a field of endeavor.
- adj. Professional: pro football.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- abbr. ISO 639 code for Old Provençal
- n. an advantage of something, especially when contrasted with its disadvantages (cons).
- prep. In favor of
- n. a professional sportsman
- n. professional someone who is very good at something
- n. A prostitute.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- prep. A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth.
- adv. For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in contrast with
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Latin preposition occurring in several phrases used in English.
- n. A prefix of Latin or Greek origin, meaning ‘before,’ ‘in front,’ ‘fore,’ ‘forth,’ ‘forward.’ In some words, as proconsul, proprætor, pronoun, etc., it is properly the preposition (Latin pro, for, instead of).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.
- n. an argument in favor of a proposal
- adj. in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)
- n. an athlete who plays for pay
Middle English, from Latin prō, for.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Provencal (Wiktionary)
From Latin prō ("on behalf of"). (Wiktionary)