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

Con \Con\, verb (used with an object) [See {Cond}.] (Naut.) 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Con- \Con-\ A prefix, fr. L. cum, signifying with, together, etc. See {Com-}.

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

Con \Con\, adverb [Abbrev. from L. contra against.] Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See {Pro}.

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

Con \Con\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Conned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conning}.] [AS. cunnan to know, be able, and (derived from this) cunnian to try, test. See {Can}, verb (used with an object) & i.]

1. To know; to understand; to acknowledge. [Obs.]

Of muses, Hobbinol, I con no skill. --Spenser.

They say they con to heaven the highway. --Spenser.

2. To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously.

Fixedly did look Upon the muddy waters which he conned As if he had been reading in a book. --Wordsworth.

I did not come into Parliament to con my lesson. --Burke.

{To con answer}, to be able to answer. [Obs.]

{To con thanks}, to thank; to acknowledge obligation. [Obs.] --Shak.

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

con

adverb

1: in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.; "much was written pro and con" [ant: {pro}]

noun

1: an argument opposed to a proposal [ant: {pro}]

2: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison [syn: {convict}, {con}, {inmate}, {yard bird}, {yardbird}]

3: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property [syn: {bunco}, {bunco game}, {bunko}, {bunko game}, {con}, {confidence trick}, {confidence game}, {con game}, {gyp}, {hustle}, {sting}, {flimflam}]

verb

1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change" [syn: {victimize}, {swindle}, {rook}, {goldbrick}, {nobble}, {diddle}, {bunco}, {defraud}, {scam}, {mulct}, {gyp}, {gip}, {hornswoggle}, {short-change}, {con}]

2: commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?" [syn: {memorize}, {memorise}, {con}, {learn}]


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