in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.
a proponent of an issue; a person who upholds the affirmative in a debate.
an argument, consideration, vote, etc., for something.
- Compare con1.
Other definitions for pro (2 of 8)
the pros, the professional athletic leagues, as of football, baseball, or basketball: He's sure to be signed by the pros.
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Other definitions for PRO (6 of 8)
public relations officer.
Other definitions for pro- (7 of 8)
a prefix indicating favor for some party, system, idea, etc., without identity with the group (pro-British; pro-Communist; proslavery), having anti- as its opposite.
a prefix of priority in space or time having especially a meaning of advancing or projecting forward or outward, and also used to indicate substitution, attached widely to stems not used as words: provision; prologue; proceed; produce; protract; procathedral; proconsul.
Other definitions for pro- (8 of 8)
a prefix identical in meaning with pro-1 , occurring in words borrowed from Greek (prodrome) or formed of Greek (and occasionally Latin) elements.
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How to use pro in a sentence
I watch football, basketball, and hockey on TV and sometimes “The Bass Pros” on Outdoor Channel.Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham | P. J. O’Rourke | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pros: Getting to picture yourself gliding efficiently through town, perhaps en route to a snowy assignation.So You Are Enduring a Temporarily Paralyzing Winter Storm | Kelly Williams Brown | February 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pros: Feeling, ever so briefly, as though everything is magic and beautiful and also that you are Winona Ryder circa 1990.So You Are Enduring a Temporarily Paralyzing Winter Storm | Kelly Williams Brown | February 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All I have done is to select from the Pros and Cons that present themselves to my mind.Mystic London: | Charles Maurice Davies
Uncle Pros knew not the wonder of his own restoration; but to the girl this man before her was something more than mortal.
And the stranger glanced to where Uncle Pros stood, still occasionally interrogating the back of his neck with fumbling fingers.
"Uncle Pros, you used to talk to him by the hour, when you didn't know me at all," Johnnie told him chokingly.
Through it all, both Pros and Johnnie attempted to lead the talk around to some information which might be of use to them.
British Dictionary definitions for pro (1 of 5)
in favour of a motion, issue, course of action, etc: Compare anti
in favour of
(usually plural) an argument or vote in favour of a proposal or motion: See also pros and cons
(usually plural) a person who votes in favour of a proposal, motion, etc
- See con 2
British Dictionary definitions for pro (2 of 5)
slang a prostitute
British Dictionary definitions for PRO (3 of 5)
Public Records Office
public relations officer
British Dictionary definitions for pro- (4 of 5)
in favour of; supporting: pro-Chinese
acting as a substitute for: proconsul; pronoun
British Dictionary definitions for pro- (5 of 5)
before in time or position; anterior; forward: prophase; procephalic; prognathous
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