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pro

noun \ ˈprō \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018
plural pros
1 : an argument or evidence in affirmation
  • an appraisal of the pros and cons
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.

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Origin and Etymology of pro

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

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pro

adverb
: on the affirmative side : in affirmation
  • much has been written pro and con

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Origin and Etymology of pro

pro-

3

pro

preposition
: in favor of : for

Origin and Etymology of pro

Latin

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First Known Use of pro

1856

in the meaning defined above

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PRO

abbreviation
public relations officer

1

pro-

prefix
1 a : earlier than : prior to : before
  • prothalamion
b : rudimentary : prot-
  • pronucleus
c : precursory
  • proinsulin
2 a : located in front of or at the front of : anterior to
  • procephalic
b : front : anterior
  • prothorax
3 : projecting
  • prognathous

Origin and Etymology of pro-

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

2

pro-

prefix
1 : taking the place of : substituting for
  • procathedral
  • procaine
2 : favoring : supporting : championing
  • pro-American

Origin and Etymology of pro-

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


PRO Defined for English Language Learners

pro

  • : in favor of something


pro

  • : paid to participate in a sport or activity

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


PRO Defined for Kids

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pro

noun \ ˈprō \
plural pros
: an argument or evidence in favor of something
  • We weighed the pros and cons of wind power.

2

pro

adverb
: in favor of something
  • We heard arguments pro and con.

3

pro

noun or adjective
: professional
  • pro athletes
  • He sank the putt like a pro.

pro-

prefix
: approving : in favor of

Medical Dictionary

Pro

abbreviation
proline; prolyl

PRO

abbreviation
peer review organization


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