Pro definition

prō
Frequency:
Professional.

Pro football.

adjective
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One who supports a proposal or takes the affirmative side in a debate.
noun
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An argument or consideration in favor of something.

Weighing the pros and cons.

noun
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In favor; affirmatively.

Arguing pro and con.

adverb
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A person who favors the affirmative side of some debatable question.
noun
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Earlier; before; prior to.

Procambium.

prefix
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Affirmative; supporting.

A pro vote.

adjective
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An expert in a field of endeavor.
noun
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On the affirmative side; favorably.
adverb
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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.

adverb
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An argument in favor of something.

The pros and cons of a matter.

noun
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A vote for the affirmative.
noun
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Anterior; in front of.

Procephalic.

prefix
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Rudimentary.

Pronucleus.

prefix
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A professional, especially in sports.
noun
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Public relations officer.
abbreviation
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Supporting; favoring.

Prorevolutionary.

prefix
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Forth.

Produce.

affix
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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.

adjective
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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.

noun
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Favorably disposed toward; for.
preposition
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adjective
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noun
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A golfer, tennis player, etc. affiliated with a particular club as a contestant, teacher, etc.
noun
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Before in place or time.

Proclaim, prognosis.

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Moving forward or ahead of.

Proclivity.

affix
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Defending, supporting.

Prolabor.

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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.
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(biochemistry) IUPAC 3-letter abbreviation of proline.
abbreviation
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Abbreviation of Proverbs.
pronoun
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Acting in the place of; substituting for.

Proform.

prefix
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Favorable.
adjective
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Substituting for, acting for.

Procathedral.

affix
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Public relations officer (or office)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pro
Plural:
pros-

Origin of pro

  • L < pro, before, forward, for: see pro-

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Gr pro- < pro, before: see pro

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin pro-, prō- from prō for per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Greek from pro before, in front per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Latin prō for per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary