conn

[ kon ]
/ kɒn /
|

verb (used with object)

noun

responsibility for the steering of a ship.

Origin of conn

First recorded in 1800–10

Definition for conn (2 of 3)

con

3

or conn

[ kon ]
/ kɒn /
Nautical

verb (used with object), conned, con·ning.

to direct the steering of (a ship).

noun

the station of the person who cons.
the act of conning.

Origin of con

3
1350–1400; earlier cond, apocopated variant of Middle English condie, condue < Middle French cond(u)ire < Latin condūcere to conduct

Definition for conn (3 of 3)

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British Dictionary definitions for conn (1 of 9)

conn

/ (kɒn) /

verb, noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of con 4

British Dictionary definitions for conn (2 of 9)

Conn

/ (kɒn) /

noun

2nd century ad, king of Leinster and high king of Ireland

British Dictionary definitions for conn (3 of 9)

Conn.


abbreviation for

Connecticut

British Dictionary definitions for conn (4 of 9)

con

1
/ (kɒn) informal /

noun

  1. short for confidence trick
  2. (as modifier)con man

verb cons, conning or conned

(tr) to swindle or defraud

Word Origin for con

C19: from confidence

British Dictionary definitions for conn (5 of 9)

con

2
/ (kɒn) /

noun (usually plural)

an argument or vote against a proposal, motion, etc
a person who argues or votes against a proposal, motion, etc
Compare pro 1See also pros and cons

Word Origin for con

from Latin contrā against, opposed to

British Dictionary definitions for conn (6 of 9)

con

3
/ (kɒn) /

noun

slang short for convict

British Dictionary definitions for conn (7 of 9)

con

4

esp US conn

nautical

verb cons, conns, conning or conned

(tr) to direct the steering of (a vessel)

noun

the place where a person who cons a vessel is stationed

Word Origin for con

C17 cun, from earlier condien to guide, from Old French conduire, from Latin condūcere; see conduct

British Dictionary definitions for conn (8 of 9)

con

5
/ (kɒn) /

verb cons, conning or conned

(tr) archaic to study attentively or learn (esp in the phrase con by rote)

Word Origin for con

C15: variant of can 1 in the sense: to come to know

British Dictionary definitions for conn (9 of 9)

con

6
/ (kɒn) /

preposition

music with

Word Origin for con

Italian
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