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a member of the guerrilla force that opposed a left-wing government in Nicaragua
a deal to swap goods or services
an entry that cancels another entry
any of the musical instruments in the contrabass range, e.g. contrabassoon, contrabass clarinet or, especially, double bass
to the contrary to something
against; contrary or opposed to
a range of right-wing guerilla groups violently opposing the socialist Sandinista government of Nicaragua and secretly funded by the United States government in the 1980s.
Etymology: Short for Spanish contrarrevolucionarios, "counter-revolutionaries".
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A Latin preposition used in composition, which signifies against.
Contra is a Latin prefix that means 'against' or 'opposite'. It's used in various contexts such as in philosophy, music, finance and other fields to denote opposition or contrast to something. For example, in finance, a contra account is used to reduce the value of a related account when the two are netted together. In music, a contra dance involves a style where dancers begin in two parallel lines facing each other. So, its specific meaning can vary depending on the context.
a Latin adverb and preposition, signifying against, contrary, in opposition, etc., entering as a prefix into the composition of many English words. Cf. Counter, adv. & pref
Contra, known as Gryzor in Europe and Oceania, is a 1987 run and gun action game developed and published by Konami originally released as a coin-operated arcade game on February 20, 1987. A home version was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988, along with ports for various computer formats, including the MSX2. The home versions were localized in the PAL region as Gryzor on the various computer formats and as Probotector on the NES, released long later. Several Contra sequels were produced following the original game.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon′tra, adv. and prep. against, opposite: in front of: to the contrary: a doublet of Counter- (mus.), signifying an octave lower than the typical form, as in contrabass, &c. See Appendix.
The numerical value of contra in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of contra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
One of the absolute contra indications to receiving an organ was HIV positivity. One of the absolute contra indications to giving an organ was HIV. And, of course, we know now that's not true at all, certainly I think most people now, if not everybody, realize that HIV patients can do quite well after transplant, but.
The mural completed last weekend was a peaceful and powerful way to communicate the importance of Black lives in Contra Costa County and the country.
President Reagan faced many dark days in his second term in relation to the Iran-Contra scandal, but he got through it by focusing on his work, not complaining and maintaining discipline, pretty much the same thing happened with President Clinton, though that scandal was different.
We must address the root and byproduct of systemic racism in our country. The Black Lives Matter movement is an important civil rights cause that deserves all of our attention, the mural completed last weekend was a peaceful and powerful way to communicate the importance of Black lives in Contra Costa County and the country.
ALASKA WOMAN GETS 60 YEARS FOR SETTING COUCH ABLAZE WITH BOYFRIEND ON IT Contra Costa Fire Department spokesman Steve Hill said the tanks held varying amounts of ethanol. One tank alone contained around 167,000 gallons of the flammable substance. Approximately 200 firefighters were battling the blazes using foam on the flames and water to cool adjacent tanks to prevent them from catching fire. Officials closed Interstate 80, one of the busiest in the Bay Area at the peak of rush hour, causing major traffic jams.The California Highway Patrol said the closure was expected to last at least until midnight. CALIFORNIA LYFT DRIVER IS PULLED OVER SO POLICE CAN ARREST HER PASSENGER One Rodeo resident, One Rodeo resident, told The Associated Press he was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to get home to his teenage son. His son had called him to say he heard a loud explosion. It literally rocked the house and then soon after, he heard what sounded like a jet plane.
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