What does Presto mean?

Definitions for Presto
ˈprɛs toʊpresto

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prestoadverb

    (of tempo) very fast

  2. prestoadverb


    "Presto! begone! 'tis here again"- Swift

  3. prestoadverb

    at a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)


  1. prestonoun

    A pair of fives as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em

  2. prestoadverb

    Very fast or quickly; a directive for the musician(s) to play in a very quick tempo.

  3. prestointerjection

    Used by magicians when performing a trick; ta-da; voilà.

    So I put my hand into the hat and presto! Out comes a rabbit!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prestonoun

    Quick; at once. A word used by those that show legerdemain.

    Etymology: presto, Italian.

    Presto! begone! ’tis here again;
    There’s ev’ry piece as big as ten. Jonathan Swift.


  1. presto

    Presto is an Italian term used in music to indicate a very fast tempo, typically faster than allegro. It is also often used as a direction to performers to play a particular passage of a composition in a brisk, lively and quick manner. Additionally, "presto" can refer to a magic trick performed while saying "presto!", used to emphasize the surprise or suddenness of a transformation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prestoadjective

    quickly; immediately; in haste; suddenly

  2. Prestoadjective

    quickly; rapidly; -- a direction for a quick, lively movement or performance; quicker than allegro, or any rate of time except prestissimo

  3. Etymology: [It. or Sp. presto quick, quickly. See Prest, a.]


  1. Presto

    Presto is the purpose-built layout engine of the Opera web browser for a decade. It was released on 28 January 2003 in Opera 7, for Windows, after several public betas and technical previews. It remained in use until Opera 12.15, when the browser's developer Opera Software ASA began phasing Presto out of its products in favor of the WebKit layout engine and V8 JavaScript engine combined with a modified Chromium browser. Presto is a dynamic engine. Webpages could be re-rendered completely or partially in response to DOM events. Its releases saw a number of bug fixes and optimizations to improve the speed of the ECMAScript engine. It is proprietary software only available as a part of the Opera browsers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Presto

    pres′to, adv. quick: at once: (mus.) quickly, quicker than allegro:—superl. Prestis′simo. [It.,—L. præsto, ready.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Presto is ranked #25810 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Presto surname appeared 954 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Presto.

    77.3% or 738 total occurrences were White.
    17.3% or 165 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.7% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for Presto »

  1. poster

  2. repost

  3. repots

  4. respot

  5. sprote

  6. topers

  7. tropes

  8. stoper

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Presto in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Presto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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