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pro

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noun \ˈprō\

Definition of pro

plural pros

  1. 1 :  an argument or evidence in affirmation <an appraisal of the pros and cons>

  2. 2 :  the affirmative side or one holding it



Examples of pro in a sentence

  1. He is a pro when it comes to household repairs.

  2. She handled that tricky situation like an old pro.



Origin of pro

Middle English, from Latin, preposition, for — more at for


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with pro


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pro

adverb

Simple Definition of pro

  • : in favor of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pro

  1. :  on the affirmative side :  in affirmation <much has been written pro and con>

Origin of pro

pro-


First Known Use: 15th century


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pro

preposition

Definition of pro

  1. :  in favor of :  for



Origin of pro

Latin


First Known Use: 1817


4

pro

noun or adjective

Simple Definition of pro

  • : paid to participate in a sport or activity

  • : done by people who are paid to play or compete in a sport or activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pro

1866

First Known Use of pro

1866


PRO

abbreviation

Definition of PRO

  1. public relations officer




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pro-

prefix

Definition of pro-

  1. 1 a :  earlier than :  prior to :  before <prothalamion> b :  rudimentary :  prot- <pronucleus> c :  precursory <proinsulin>

  2. 2 a :  located in front of or at the front of :  anterior to <procephalic> b :  front :  anterior <prothorax>

  3. 3 :  projecting <prognathous>



Origin of pro-

New Latin, from Latin, from Greek, before, forward, forth, for, from pro — more at for


2

pro-

prefix

Definition of pro-

  1. 1 :  taking the place of :  substituting for <procathedral> <procaine>

  2. 2 :  favoring :  supporting :  championing <pro-American>



Origin of pro-

Latin pro in front of, before, for, forward — more at for



PRO Defined for Kids

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pro

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noun \ˈprō\

Definition of pro for Students

plural pros

  1. :  an argument or evidence in favor of something <We weighed the pros and cons of wind power.>




2

pro

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adverb

Definition of pro for Students

  1. :  in favor of something <We heard arguments pro and con.>




3

pro

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noun or adjective

Definition of pro for Students

  1. :  professional <pro athletes> <He sank the putt like a pro.>




pro-

prefix

Definition of pro- for Students

  1. :  approving :  in favor of




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