What does contra mean?

Definitions for contra
ˈkɒn trəcon·tra

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Wiktionary

  1. contra(Noun)

    a deal to swap goods or services

    Etymology: Short for Spanish contrarrevolucionarios, "counter-revolutionaries".

  2. contra(Noun)

    an entry that cancels another entry

    Etymology: Short for Spanish contrarrevolucionarios, "counter-revolutionaries".

  3. contra(Noun)

    any of the musical instruments in the contrabass range, e.g. contrabassoon, contrabass clarinet or, especially, double bass

    Etymology: Short for Spanish contrarrevolucionarios, "counter-revolutionaries".

  4. contra(Noun)

    contra dance

    Etymology: Short for Spanish contrarrevolucionarios, "counter-revolutionaries".

  5. contra(Adverb)

    to the contrary to something

    Etymology: Short for Spanish contrarrevolucionarios, "counter-revolutionaries".

  6. contra(Preposition)

    against; contrary or opposed to

    Etymology: Short for Spanish contrarrevolucionarios, "counter-revolutionaries".

  7. Contra(ProperNoun)

    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".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contra

    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

Freebase

  1. Contra

    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

  1. Contra

    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.

Anagrams for contra »

  1. cantor, carton, craton

  2. cantor

  3. carton

  4. craton

How to pronounce contra?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say contra in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contra in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of contra in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    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.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Lo más inteligente es no tomar decisiones precipitadas y negativas cuando las circunstancias están en desacuerdo, y te encuentras a nadar contra la corriente. Tomar decisiones negativas en medio negatividad es tan tonto como la tala de árboles durante la temporada de invierno severo y fuertes tormentas. El tiempo se mueve con rapidez, y hasta brota la temporada de primavera. ten paciencia! La paciencia es la virtud más grande, sobre todo en no tan buenas situaciones.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La experencia del pasado, no importa cuán vasto o modificado, no puede ser la garantía de un futuro mejor rendimiento. Experencia, en mi opinión, es a menudo un arma de doble filo que a veces trabaja en su favor, y muchas veces en contra. Debe utilizar la experiencia y pericia con elegancia a su favor, y nunca caer en 'estado allí, hecho que' la actitud.

  4. Diana Becton:

    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.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Ganamos increíble confianza y valor en cada ocasión, invariablemente, cuando trabajamos fuera de nuestra zona de confort. Cuando estamos fuera de nuestro elemento, no tenemos más remedio que desafiarnos a nosotros mismos con el fin de ganar contra todo pronóstico, y en la cara del miedo y la incertidumbre. En mi opinión, le ofrecemos nuestro mejor rendimiento cuando tenemos que actuar fuera de nuestra zona de confort, como un meteoro entra en el campo gravitacional de la tierra y brilla con la luz más brillante que ilumina el cielo. Por lo tanto, no debemos temer salir de nuestra zona de confort o estar fuera de nuestro elemento cualquier momento. En cambio, debemos desafiar el status quo para ofrecer el mejor rendimiento en un territorio desconocido. Así es como nos reinventamos, y nos convertimos en las mejores versiones de nosotros mismos que nunca.

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