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CON 5 

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Definitions and meaning of con

con

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɒn/
  • (General American) enPR: kŏn, IPA(key): /kɑn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒn
  • Homophone: conn; (General American) Khan

Etymology 1

From Middle English connen, from Old English cunnan (to know, know how), from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃- (whence know). Doublet of can.

Verb

con (third-person singular simple present cons, present participle conning, simple past and past participle conned)

  1. (rare) To study or examine carefully, especially in order to gain knowledge of; to learn, or learn by heart.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act IV, sc. 3:
      For Cassius is aweary of the world;
      Hated by one he loves; braved by his brother;
      Checked like a bondman; all his faults observed,
      Set in a notebook, learned, and conned by rote,
      To cast into my teeth.
    • 1807, William Wordsworth, Poems, "Resolution and Independence" (composed 1802):
      At length, himself unsettling, he the pond
      Stirred with his staff, and fixedly did look
      Upon the muddy water, which he conned,
      As if he had been reading in a book
    • 1795 Edmund Burke, Letter to a Noble Lord on the Attacks Made upon him and his Pension, in the House of Lords, by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of Lauderdale, Early in the Present Session of Parliament:
      I did not come into parliament to con my lesson. I had earned my pension before I set my foot in St. Stephen's chapel.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 21:
      During these delectable entertainments, Miss Wirt and the chaperon sate by, and conned over the peerage, and talked about the nobility.
    • 1963, D'Arcy Niland, Dadda jumped over two elephants: short stories:
      The hawk rested on a crag of the gorge and conned the terrain with a fierce and frowning eye.
  2. (rare, obsolete) To know, understand, acknowledge.
    • 1579, Edmund Spenser, Shepheardes Calender, Iune:
      Of Muses Hobbinol, I conne no skill
Related terms
  • cunning
  • ken
  • unconned

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of Latin contra (against).

Noun

con (plural cons)

  1. A disadvantage of something, especially when contrasted with its advantages (pros).
    pros and cons
  2. (abbreviation) conservative
    own the cons
Synonyms
  • disadvantage
Antonyms
  • pro
Related terms
  • pros and cons
Translations

Etymology 3

Clipping of convict.

Noun

con (plural cons)

  1. (slang) A convicted criminal, a convict.
Translations

Etymology 4

From con trick, shortened from confidence trick.

Noun

con (plural cons)

  1. (slang) A fraud; something carried out with the intention of deceiving, usually for personal, often illegal, gain.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:deception
Translations

Verb

con (third-person singular simple present cons, present participle conning, simple past and past participle conned)

  1. (transitive, slang) To trick or defraud, usually for personal gain.
Synonyms
  • (to be conned): be sold a pup (idiomatic, British, Australian)
Translations

Related terms

Etymology 5

From earlier cond; see conn.

Verb

con (third-person singular simple present cons, present participle conning, simple past and past participle conned)

  1. Alternative form of conn (direct a ship)

Noun

con (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of conn (navigational direction of a ship)

Etymology 6

Clipping of convention or conference.

Noun

con (plural cons)

  1. (informal) An organized gathering such as a convention, conference or congress.
    • I can't speak for Faye as ed of FHAPA, but it would be really swell of someone could send us a set of Intersection daily newszines, plus any con flyers or other fannish papers that were there to had for the picking up: fannish things, you know, not including media, gaming, filking or costuming, fine fun but not my cup of blog, thank you.

Etymology 7

Clipping of conversion.

Noun

con (plural cons)

  1. (informal) The conversion of part of a building.
    We're getting a loft con done next year.

Etymology 8

Clipping of consumption.

Noun

con (uncountable)

  1. (informal, obsolete) Consumption; pulmonary tuberculosis.

See also

  • cone
  • mod cons

Anagrams

  • CNO, NCO, NOC, OCN, ONC, onc

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin cum (with).

Preposition

con

  1. with

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin cum (with).

Preposition

con

  1. with

Derived terms


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin conus.

Noun

con m (plural cons)

  1. cone

Related terms

  • cònic

Dalmatian

Etymology 1

From Latin cum

Preposition

con

  1. with

Etymology 2

From Latin cunnus.

Noun

con m

  1. (vulgar) vulva, cunt

Fala

Etymology

From Old Portuguese con, from Latin cum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm.

Preposition

con

  1. with

Antonyms

  • sin

French

Etymology

From Latin cunnus, probably ultimately of Proto-Indo-European origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃/

Noun

con m (plural cons, feminine conne)

  1. (vulgar) cunt, pussy
  2. (vulgar) arsehole, asshole, fucktard, cunt, retard (stupid person)

Adjective

con (feminine singular conne, masculine plural cons, feminine plural connes)

  1. (slang, vulgar) stupid

See also

  • archicon
  • connard
  • connasse
  • connerie

Further reading

  • “con” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • onc

Galician

Etymology 1

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese con, from Latin cum (with).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ko̝ŋ/

Preposition

con

  1. with
Antonyms
  • sen
Derived terms
  • coa, coas
  • co, cos
  • cun, cuns
  • cunha, cunhas

Conjunction

con

  1. and

Etymology 2

Attested in local Medieval Latin documents as cauno, with a derived cauneto, perhaps from Proto-Celtic *akaunon (stone) rather than from Latin cōnus, which should have originated a word with a closed stressed vowel.

Alternative forms

  • co

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔŋ/

Noun

con m (plural cons)

  1. boulder, specially those found semi-submerged at the seashore
    Synonyms: laxe, petón

Derived terms

  • Con
  • Coedo

Related terms

  • coio
  • coído

References

  • “con” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “caun” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “con” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “con” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “con” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔnˠ/

Noun

con m sg

  1. genitive singular of

Mutation


Italian

Etymology

From Latin cum (with), from Proto-Italic *kom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (next to, at, with, along).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kon/

Preposition

con

  1. with, together
  2. (rowing) coxed

Usage notes

  • When followed by the definite article, con may be combined with the article to produce the following combined forms (marking these combined forms in writing is old-fashioned, and very rarely used apart from col and coi; however, it has always been very common in speech, and it still is):

Antonyms

  • senza

Ladin

Alternative forms

  • cun (Badia)

Etymology

From Latin cum (with).

Preposition

con

  1. with
    Antonyms: zenza, zënza

Ligurian

Etymology

From Latin cum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuŋ/

Preposition

con

  1. with

Middle Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kon/

Noun

con m

  1. genitive singular/dual/plural of

Mutation


Muong

Alternative forms

  • còn (tone sandhi)

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *kɔːn, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kuun or *kuən. Cognates include Old Mon kon, Khmer កូន (koun), Bahnar kon, Vietnamese con.

Noun

con

  1. child

Classifier

con

  1. Indicates animals (including the human)

References

  • Hà Quang Phùng (2012-09-06) Tìm hiểu về ngữ pháp tiếng Mường (Thim hiếu wuê ngử pháp thiểng Mường) [Understanding Muong grammar]‎[3] (FlashPaper, in Vietnamese, Muong), Thanh Sơn–Phú Thọ Province Continuing Education Center

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin cunnus.

Noun

con m (oblique plural cons, nominative singular cons, nominative plural con)

  1. (vulgar) cunt (human female genitalia)

See also

  • landie

Descendants

  • French: con

Etymology 2

See conme.

Conjunction

con

  1. Alternative form of conme

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kon/

Noun

con m

  1. genitive singular/dual/plural of

Mutation


Old Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin cum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kõ/

Preposition

con

  1. with

Descendants

  • Fala: con
  • Galician: con
  • Portuguese: com

Old Spanish

Etymology

From Latin cum.

Preposition

con

  1. with

Descendants

  • Ladino: kon
  • Spanish: con

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin cum (with), from Proto-Italic *kom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (next to, at, with, along).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kon/, [kõn]
  • Rhymes: -on

Preposition

con

  1. with
  2. on

Derived terms

Antonyms

  • sin

See also

  • conmigo
  • consigo
  • contigo

Vietnamese

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *kɔːn, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kuun ~ *kuən. Cognate with Muong còn, Thavung กอน, Mon ကွေန် (kon), Khmer កូន (koun), Bahnar kon, Khasi khun, Central Nicobarese kōan. For semantic relations, compare Chinese (child; small thing), Japanese (shi, ko, child; small thing).

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [kɔn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [kɔŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [kɔŋ˧˧]

Noun

(classifier đứa) con • (昆, 𡥵)

  1. child (daughter or son)

Derived terms

Derived terms

  • (reduplicated): cỏn con (tiny)
  • (reduplicated): con con (rather small)

Noun

con • (昆, 𡥵)

  1. (rare, only in compounds) a small thing

See also

  • tử

Pronoun

con • (昆, 𡥵)

  1. I/me, your child
  2. (familiar or dialectal, chiefly Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam) I/me, someone a lot younger than you
  3. you, my child
  4. (familiar or dialectal, chiefly Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam) you, someone a lot younger than me

Usage notes

  • Sense (4) is chiefly used in central and southern Vietnam, perhaps extensively to northern-central Vietnam. In northern Vietnam, cháu is used instead. Some northerners, however, do use con, especially when talking to southern children on southern TV shows.

Synonyms

  • (you (4)): cháu

Classifier

con

  1. Indicates animals (including humans).
  2. Indicates knives, ships, boats, trains and irises.
  3. Indicates roads, rivers, streams and waves.
  4. (colloquial) Indicates wheeled vehicles.

Usage notes

  • Even though con người is used, it is generally thought of as a noun phrase on its own, and người does not require a classifier because it is itself a classifier (compare Japanese (nin)). Một con người "a person" does not sound dehumanizing, but literary even, while một người sounds casual enough.
  • The phrase con người is popularly employed as a philosophical trope or device to bring up discussions about what it means to be human as opposed to being an animal, even though it is not really semantically convincing given the fact that humans are, zoologically, animals, and there are non-animal things going with this classifier.

See also

  • cái

Zazaki

Etymology

Related to Persian جان(jân).

Noun

con ?

  1. soul

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to study carefully.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)