4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pro- \Pro-\ [L. pro, or Gr. ?. See {Pro}.] A prefix signifying before, in front, forth, for, in behalf of, in place of, according to; as, propose, to place before; proceed, to go before or forward; project, to throw forward; prologue, part spoken before (the main piece); propel, prognathous; provide, to look out for; pronoun, a word instead of a noun; proconsul, a person acting in place of a consul; proportion, arrangement according to parts.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pro \Pro\, preposition [L.; akin to prae before, Gr. ?, and E. for. See {For}, preposition , and cf. {Prior}, adjective] A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth.

{Pro confesso} [L.] (Law), taken as confessed. The action of a court of equity on that portion of the pleading in a particular case which the pleading on the other side does not deny.

{Pro rata}. [L. See {Prorate}.] In proportion; proportion.

{Pro re nata} [L.] (Law), for the existing occasion; as matters are.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pro \Pro\, adverb For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in contrast with {con}.

{Pro and con}, for and against, on the affirmative and on the negative side; as, they debated the question pro and con; -- formerly used also as a verb.

{Pros and cons}, the arguments or reasons on either side.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc. [ant: {con}]


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


1: an athlete who plays for pay [syn: {professional}, {pro}] [ant: {amateur}]

2: an argument in favor of a proposal [ant: {con}]

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