Definitions for PROproʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

proproʊ(adv.; n.)(pl.)pros.

  1. (adv.)in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.

  2. (n.)the argument, position, arguer, or voter for something.

    Ref: Compare con1. 1 1

Origin of pro:

1350–1400; ME < L prō (prep.) in favor of, for ; akin to per -, Gk pró, Skt pra

proproʊ(adj.; n.)(pl.)pros.

  1. professional.

    Category: Informal

Origin of pro:

1840–50; by shortening


or P.R.O.

  1. public relations officer.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations


  1. a prefix, having anti- as its opposite, used to form adjectives that have the general sense “favoring” the group, interests, course of action, etc., denoted by the headword:

    pro-choice; pro-American; prowar.

    Category: Affix

  2. a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, with the meanings “forward,” forming esp. verbs denoting forward movement or location (proceed; progress), advancement (promote; propose), or bringing into existence (procreate; produce); “before, outside of” (profane); “in place of” (pronoun).

    Category: Affix

Origin of pro-:

< L prō-, pro-, comb. form repr. prōpro1


  1. a prefix, occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek, with the meanings “before, beforehand, in front of” (prognosis; prophylactic; prothesis), “front part, extremity” (proboscis), “primitive or embryonic form,”“precursor” (prodrug; pronephros; prosimian).

    Category: Affix

Origin of pro-:

< Gk, comb. form of pró for, before; see pro1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. professional, pro(noun)

    an athlete who plays for pay

  2. pro(adj)

    an argument in favor of a proposal

  3. pro(adverb)

    in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)

    "a pro vote"

  4. pro(adverb)

    in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pro(noun)ʊ

    a professional sports person, musician, etc.

    the way the pros play

  2. proʊ

    advantages and disadvantages

    List all the pros and cons before you decide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pro(adj)

    a Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth

  2. Pro(adverb)

    for, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in contrast with con


  1. pro

    The domain name pro is a generic top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Its name is derived from professional, indicating its intended use by certified professionals.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PRO

    and CON Prefixes of opposite meaning. For example, Progress and Congress.

Anagrams of PRO

  1. POR

  2. RPO

Translations for PRO

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the arguments for and against

Let's hear all the pros and cons before we make a decision.

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