from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In opposition or disagreement; against: debated the issue pro and con.
- n. An argument or opinion against something.
- n. One who holds an opposing opinion or view.
- transitive v. To study, peruse, or examine carefully.
- transitive v. To learn or commit to memory.
- transitive v. To direct the steering or course of (a vessel).
- n. The station or post of the person who steers a vessel.
- n. The act or process of steering a vessel.
- transitive v. To swindle (a victim) by first winning his or her confidence; dupe.
- n. A swindle.
- adj. Of, relating to, or involving a swindle or fraud: a con artist; a con job.
- n. Slang A convict.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To study, especially in order to gain knowledge of.
- v. To know, understand, acknowledge.
- v. Variant spelling of conn: to conduct the movements of a ship at sea.
- n. A disadvantage of something, especially when contrasted with its advantages (pros).
- n. A convicted criminal, a convict.
- n. A fraud; something carried out with the intention of deceiving, usually for personal, often illegal, gain.
- v. To trick or defraud, usually for personal gain.
- v. To give the necessary orders to the helmsman to steer a ship in the required direction through a channel etc. (rather than steer a compass direction)
- n. The navigational direction of a ship
- n. An organized gathering such as a convention or conference.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See pro.
- transitive v. To know; to understand; to acknowledge.
- transitive v. To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously.
- transitive v. To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal or obsolete variant of can.
- To try; attempt (to do a thing).
- To try; examine; test; taste.
- To peruse carefully and attentively; study or pore over; learn: as, to con a lesson: often with over.
- Nautical: To direct (the man at the helm of a vessel) how to steer.
- To give orders for the steering of: as, to con a ship.
- n. Naut.: The position taken by the person who cons or directs the steering of a vessel.
- n. The act of conning.
- n. A variant of can, for gan, preterit of gin, begin. See can, gin.
- n. An abbreviation of the Latin contra, against (see contra), especially common in the phrase pro and con (Latin pro et contra), for and against, in favor of and opposed to: sometimes used as a noun, with a plural, the pros and cons, the arguments, or arguers, or voters, for and against a proposition.
- n. The most frequent form of com-.
- Short for ‘confidence’: as a con man; a con game. See confidence man, confidence game (under confidence).
- An abbreviation of Consul
- [lowercase] of conclusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of by deceit
- adv. in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.
- n. an argument opposed to a proposal
- n. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
- v. commit to memory; learn by heart
- n. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
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How, when, where, and by whom wist that thing, named public law, made and con - eluded 7 When and where did the nations con* vene and make it?
The debates and proceedings in the Congress of the United States : with an appendix containing important state papers and public documents, and all the laws of a public nature; with a copious index; compiled from authentic materials
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