What does contra mean?

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ˈkɒn trəcon·tra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Contranoun

    a member of the guerrilla force that opposed a left-wing government in Nicaragua

Wiktionary

  1. contranoun

    a deal to swap goods or services

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

  2. contranoun

    an entry that cancels another entry

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

  3. contranoun

    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. contranoun

    contra dance

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

  5. contraadverb

    to the contrary to something

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

  6. contrapreposition

    against; contrary or opposed to

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

  7. Contranoun

    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.

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  1. cantor, carton, craton

  2. cantor

  3. carton

  4. craton

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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. 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.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Algunas personas creen que el silencio es oro, y que el silencio habla más que mil palabras. En mi opinión, no es cierto. Silencio menudo representa los restos de sus miedos, defectos e inseguridades. Silencio significa su incapacidad e impotencia para responder a la realidad. Los sonidos más tristes de silencio se escucharon en la más profunda oscuridad que siguió genocidios nazis, 9/11, el tsunami y Katrina. El silencio no es oro en absoluto, y que sin duda se vuelve en tu contra. Asi, siempre se atreven a hablar en su mente, y la vida se convertirá en suave y sin problemas de flujo libre. la vie continuar!

  3. Diana Becton:

    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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Héroes del siglo 21, en mi opinión honesta, son los que van a luchar contra la injusticia, la pobreza y el racismo, mejorar la calidad de vida de los seres humanos y animales por igual, y lo más importante, incorporar una mayor sostenibilidad en nuestra vida diaria cotidiana.

  5. One Rodeo resident:

    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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