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
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We advise against using the term "volunteer," and some people like the term "pro bono" especially in the legal field, where it is common.
Some object to the term pro-life on the grounds that it gives the anti-abortion movement an unfair advantage.
(In Beinart's case, I use the term pro-Israel without the quotation marks that I use when I describe organizations like AIPAC, the American Jewish Committee and The Israel Project which are in the "pro-Israel" business and insouciantly support policies that are destructive to Israel) ..
The lecture sought to define the term pro-life as having a larger meaning than just the abortion issue.