- Pro means for, or in favor of.
An example of pro used as an adjective is in the term "pro life," which means in favor of life.
- Pro is defined as on the yes side.
An example of pro used as an adverb is in the phrase "pro healthy eating," which means in favor of healthy eating.
- The definition of a pro is a professional, or the yes side of a debate question.
- An example of a pro is a Major League Baseball player.
- An example of a pro is the side of the argument that disagrees with those who hold the con position.
Origin of proClassical Latin for ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pro, forward from source Classical Greek pro, before, Gothic fra-, German ver-
- a person who favors the affirmative side of some debatable question
- an argument in favor of something: the pros and cons of a matter
- a vote for the affirmative
- professional ( & )
- a golfer, tennis player, etc. affiliated with a particular club as a contestant, teacher, etc.
Origin of pro-Classical Greek pro- ; from pro, before: see pro
- moving forward or ahead of: proclivity
- forth: produce
- substituting for, acting for: procathedral
- defending, supporting: prolabor
Origin of pro-Classical Latin ; from pro, before, forward, for: see pro-
nounpl. pros pros
- An argument or consideration in favor of something: weighing the pros and cons.
- One who supports a proposal or takes the affirmative side in a debate.
Origin of proMiddle English, from Latin prō, for; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
nounpl. pros pros
- A professional, especially in sports.
- An expert in a field of endeavor.
- Acting in the place of; substituting for: proform.
- Supporting; favoring: prorevolutionary.
Origin of pro-Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pro-, prō-, from prō, for; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
- a. Earlier; before; prior to: procambium.b. Rudimentary: pronucleus.
- Anterior; in front of: procephalic.
Origin of pro-Middle English, from Old French, from Greek, from pro, before, in front; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
- an advantage of something, especially when contrasted with its disadvantages (cons).
- What are the pros and cons of buying a car?
- In favor of
- He is pro exercise but against physical exertion, quite a conundrum.
- Shortened from professional.
- A prostitute.
- -mab is the base suffix common to all monoclonal antibodies. (See that entry for full paradigm.)
pro - Computer Definition
Pronounced dot pro. The Internet generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) reserved exclusively for certified professionals, professional companies, and professional associations. Individual professional domains include .med.pro for doctors, .law.pro for lawyers, and .cpa.pro for accountants. This is an unsponsored domain. See also gTLD, Internet, and unsponsored domain.
(.PROfessional) A top-level Internet domain used by licensed professionals such as doctors and lawyers. Registrants for this domain must submit their credentials. The dot-pro name was introduced in late 2000. See Internet domain name.
Variant of professional
- of, engaged in, or worthy of the high standards of a profession
- ☆ designating or of a school, esp. a graduate school, offering instruction in a profession
- earning one's living from an activity, such as a sport, not normally thought of as an occupation
- engaged in by professional players: professional hockey
- engaged in a specified occupation for pay or as a means of livelihood: a professional writer
- being such in the manner of one practicing a profession: a professional hatemonger
- a person practicing a profession
- a person who engages in some art, sport, etc. for money, esp. as a means of livelihood, rather than as a hobby
- pro ()
- a person who does something with great skill