What does CON mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word CON.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. con(noun)

    an argument opposed to a proposal

  2. convict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbird(noun)

    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

  3. bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam(verb)

    a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

  4. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con(verb)

    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"

  5. memorize, memorise, con, learn(adverb)

    commit to memory; learn by heart

    "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"

  6. con(adverb)

    in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.

    "much was written pro and con"


  1. Con(ProperNoun)

    A male given name, a diminutive form of Conor or Cornelius.

  2. Origin: Shortened from convict.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Con(adverb)

    against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See Pro

  2. Con(verb)

    to know; to understand; to acknowledge

  3. Con(verb)

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

  4. Con(verb)

    to conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer

  5. Origin: [See Cond.]


  1. Con

    Con is a television series on Comedy Central in which con artist Skyler Stone revealed the secrets of his profession by performing confidence tricks, scams, and hoaxes of various degrees of complexity on camera. These could range from simply claiming that an order for food was botched, to claiming to be a certain profession, which required training. In one episode Stone showed how he received free soft drinks at fast food restaurants by retaining paper cups from various fast food restaurants and then refilling them at soda fountains. Most of his cons revolved around him claiming that he is filming a television show or movie of some sort, and that the product or service he wished to acquire would be advertised in the film or show. The products did wind up getting free advertisement – but on Con, not where they were told.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Con

    kon, v.t. to study carefully: to commit to memory:—pr.p. con′ning; pa.p. conned.—n. Con′ning, learning by heart; poring over. [A.S. cunnian, to try to know—cunnan, to know.]

  2. Con

    Conn, kon, kun, v.t. to direct the steering of a ship.—n. the act of conning.—ns. Con′ning, directing the steering; Con′ning-tow′er, the pilot-house of a war-ship. [Prob. conn. with preceding.]

  3. Con

    kon, n. a knock. [Fr. cogner, to knock.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CON in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jorge Tirado:

    ‎Con esperanzas de todo, e ilusiones de nada

  2. Chris Mercer:

    If you do not have the connectors our con-ops don’t work.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    Guys, we have a con artist as the front-runner of the Republican Party.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    I believe he is a first-rate con artist and is on the verge of taking over the party of Lincoln and Reagan.

  5. Allan Tea:

    Hello Kitty is forever. She really doesn't have no gender. As you can see from the Con, millions of people love her.

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Translations for CON

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • يستهلكArabic
  • престъпникBulgarian
  • zápor, proti, ošiditCzech
  • conDanish
  • Kontra, Bauernfängerei, reinlegen, austricksen, betrügen, ConGerman
  • πλην, μείον, απατεωνιά, ξεγελώ, μειονέκτημα, κατάδικος, απάτη, ενάντιοςGreek
  • timar, contra, estafar, engañar, estafaSpanish
  • کنPersian
  • haittapuoli, rangaistusvanki, petos, haitta, vanki, huijaus, huijata, ohjata laivaa, vedättääFinnish
  • duper, arnaque, inconvénients, escroquer, inconvénient, taulard, contre, ConFrench
  • चोरHindi
  • kontra, conHungarian
  • menipuIndonesian
  • contro, carceratoItalian
  • ConHebrew
  • コンJapanese
  • 범죄자Korean
  • conLatin
  • bedriegen, voor- en nadelen, een veroordeelde, fraudeur, nadeel, een veroordeelde crimineel, fraude, conDutch
  • lureNorwegian
  • konPolish
  • contra, vigaristaPortuguese
  • conRomanian
  • плутовство, контраргумент, надувательство, надувать, обмануть, вести, недостаток, преступник, жульничество, обманывать, управлять, надуть, [[довод]] [[против]], преступница, мошенничество, противRussian
  • luraSwedish
  • ஏமாற்றுபவன்Tamil
  • కాన్Telugu
  • แย้งThai
  • aleyhteTurkish
  • КонUkrainian
  • conUrdu
  • ConVietnamese
  • מיטYiddish
  • CONChinese

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