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PRO 5 

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OP 4OR 2
PO 4 

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Definitions and meaning of pro

pro

Translingual

Etymology

from Provençal, with the final o for old. Compare fro.

Symbol

pro

  1. ISO 639 code for Old Provençal / Old Occitan.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹəʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /pɹoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Etymology 1

From Late Middle English pro, from Latin prō (on behalf of).

Noun

pro (plural pros)

  1. An advantage of something, especially when contrasted with its disadvantages (cons).
    Synonyms: advantage, plus, upside
    Antonyms: con, disadvantage, downside, minus
  2. A person who supports a concept or principle.
    Antonym: anti
Derived terms
  • pros and cons
Translations

Preposition

pro

  1. In favor of.
    Antonym: anti
Translations

Etymology 2

Clipping of professional.

Noun

pro (plural pros)

  1. A professional sportsman.
  2. (colloquial) Professional.
Derived terms
  • pro-am
Translations

Adjective

pro (comparative more pro, superlative most pro)

  1. Professional.

Etymology 3

Clipping of prostitute.

Noun

pro (plural pros)

  1. (slang) A prostitute.
    • 1974, "Fynn" (Sydney Hopkins), Mister God, This Is Anna
      Millie was one of the dozen or so pros who had a house at the top of the street.

Etymology 4

Clipping of proproctor

Noun

pro (plural pros)

  1. (Britain, slang, archaic) A proproctor.
References
  • 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

Anagrams

  • OPr., POR, ROP, RPO

Catalan

Noun

pro m (plural pros)

  1. pro; benefit; bonus

Preposition

pro

  1. pro, for; in favour of

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pro/

Etymology 1

Preposition

pro + accusative

  1. for

Etymology 2

Noun

pro n

  1. pro (advantage)
    Synonym: klad
    Antonyms: proti, zápor

Further reading

  • pro in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pro in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pro/
  • Hyphenation: pro

Preposition

pro

  1. caused by, because of, owing to, due to
  2. motivated by, for the sake of, on account of, for
  3. in exchange for

See also

  • per
  • por

French

Etymology

Clipping of professionnel(le).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʁo/

Adjective

pro (plural pros)

  1. (informal) professional
    Il est très pro.

Noun

pro m or f (plural pros)

  1. (informal) professional
    Elle est une vraie pro.
  2. (informal) a whiz, someone who is very good at something
    Nous avons affaire à un pro !

Further reading

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

German

Etymology

Latin prō (for)

Preposition

pro (+ accusative or dative)

  1. per, each
    Synonyms: je, für

Usage notes

  • Followed by a noun in either the accusative or dative case. No semantic distinction is made between the cases here. Examples from Duden:
  • When used in a Latin phrase, the ablative is used according to the rules of Latin grammar: pars pro toto or Pars pro Toto, and pro forma or pro Forma.

Derived terms

  • pro Kopf

Further reading

  • pro in Duden online

Ido

Preposition

pro

  1. because of

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpro]
  • Hyphenation: pro

Etymology 1

From learned borrowing from Latin pro.

Adjective

pro (plural pro-pro)

  1. (colloquial) pro, in favor of.
    Synonym: setuju
  2. more.
    Synonym: lebih

Etymology 2

From clipping of profesional (professional).

Noun

pro (plural, first-person possessive proku, second-person possessive promu, third-person possessive pronya)

  1. Clipping of profesional (professional)..

Further reading

  • “pro” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Interlingua

Preposition

pro

  1. for, to

Italian

Etymology 1

From Latin prō (for, on behalf of).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /prɔ/, [pr̺ɔ], /pro/, [pr̺o]
  • Rhymes: , -o

Preposition

pro

  1. (archaic) for, in favour of
Related terms
  • pro capite (pro-capite, procapite)

Noun

pro m (invariable)

  1. (dated) good, benefit, advantage, weal
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Le Monnier (1994), Canto II, p. 29, vv. 109-111:
      Al mondo non fur mai persone ratte ¶ a far lor pro o a fuggir lor danno, ¶ com'io, dopo cotai parole fatte.
      Never were persons in the world so swift ¶ to work their weal and to escape their woe, ¶ as I, after such words as these were uttered.
  2. pro (as in English “pros and cons”)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English pro.

Noun

pro m (invariable)

  1. (slang) pro

Ladin

Noun

pro m (plural pro)

  1. good; benefit; advantage

Latin

Alternative forms

  • por- (ante-classical)

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *pro-, o-grade of *per-.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /proː/, [pɾoː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /pro/, [prɔ]

Preposition

prō + ablative (in Late Latin also + accusative)

  1. for
  2. on behalf of, in the interest of, for the sake of
  3. before
  4. in front, instead of
  5. about
  6. according to
  7. as, like
  8. as befitting

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Vulgar Latin: *por (see there for further descendants)
  • English: pro
  • German: pro
  • Portuguese: pró

References

  • pro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pro in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pro in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • pro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • pro in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Latin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʀoː/
    • Rhymes: -oː

Preposition

pro

  1. per

Middle English

Etymology

From Latin prō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /prɔː/

Noun

pro

  1. (Late Middle English, rare) advantage, benefit, upside

Descendants

  • English: pro

References

  • “prō, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-07-10.

Occitan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pru/

Preposition

pro

  1. enough
    N'i a pro. - There is enough (of it).
  2. quite
    Una rauba pro polida. - A quite pretty dress.

Old French

Etymology 1

Preposition

pro

  1. (very early Old French) Alternative form of por

Etymology 2

From Late Latin prōde. Doublet of preu.

Alternative forms

  • prut
  • prod
  • preu
  • prou

Noun

pro m (nominative singular pro)

  1. profit, advantage
Descendants
  • French: prou (in the idiom peu ou prou)

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾu/

Contraction

pro

  1. (colloquial) contraction of para (for) + o (the)

Spanish

Etymology

A recent Latinism, borrowed from Latin prō; see above. Doublet of por.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾo/

Preposition

pro

  1. pro, in favor of, for

Usage notes

Equivalent to, and often replaced with, en pro de (see en, de) or a favor de (see a, favor).

Noun

pro m or f (plural pros)

  1. pro (professional)

Adjective

pro (plural pros)

  1. pro (professional)

Volapük

Preposition

pro

  1. for

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (short for) a professional, or prostitute.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)