Origin of contraClassical Latin
Origin of contraAmerican Spanish short for contrarrevolucionario, a counterrevolutionary
- against, opposite, opposed to, contrary: contradict, contraceptive
- lower in musical pitch or register: contrabassoon
Origin of contra-; from Classical Latin contra, against ; from Old Latin an unverified form com-tro- ( ; from com-, com- + an unverified form -tero-, comparative suffix); designating associated, association of two (opposites)
Origin of contraLatin contrā, against; see kom in Indo-European roots.
Origin of ContraSpanish, short for contrarrevolucionario, counterrevolutionary, from contrarrevolución, counterrevolution : contra-, contra- (from Latin contrā-; see contra-) + revolución, revolution (from Late Latin revolūtiō, revolūtiōn-; see revolution).
- Against; opposite; contrasting: contraposition.
- Lower in pitch: contrabassoon.
Origin of contra-Middle English, from Latin contrā-, from contrā, against; see contra. Sense 2, Italian, from Latin contrā.
(comparative more contra, superlative most contra)
- to the contrary to something
Short for Spanish contrarrevolucionarios (“counter-revolutionaries”).
contra - Legal Definition
- Against; in contradiction or opposition to; in answer or reply to. See also precedent.
- In legal citation, an indication to the reader that the cited authority supports a contrary position.