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Meaning of PRO

Pronunciation:  prow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an argument in favor of a proposal
  2. [n]  an athlete who plays for pay
  3. [adv]  on the affirmative side
  4. [adj]  in favor of (an action or proposal etc.); "a pro vote"

PRO is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: affirmative, favoring, professional
 Antonyms: amateur, anti, con, con, in opposition
 See Also: argument, athlete, free agent, jock, semipro, semiprofessional, statement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro-\ [L. pro, or Gr. ?. See {Pro}.]
    A prefix signifying before, in front, forth, for, in behalf
    of, in place of, according to; as, propose, to place before;
    proceed, to go before or forward; project, to throw forward;
    prologue, part spoken before (the main piece); propel,
    prognathous; provide, to look out for; pronoun, a word
    instead of a noun; proconsul, a person acting in place of a
    consul; proportion, arrangement according to parts.
  2. \Pro\, prep. [L.; akin to prae before, Gr. ?, and E. for.
    See {For}, prep., and cf. {Prior}, a.]
    A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth.
    {Pro confesso} [L.] (Law), taken as confessed. The action of
       a court of equity on that portion of the pleading in a
       particular case which the pleading on the other side does
       not deny.
    {Pro rata}. [L. See {Prorate}.] In proportion; proportion.
    {Pro re nata} [L.] (Law), for the existing occasion; as
       matters are.
  3. \Pro\, adv.
    For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in
    contrast with {con}.
    {Pro and con}, for and against, on the affirmative and on the
       negative side; as, they debated the question pro and con;
       -- formerly used also as a verb.
    {Pros and cons}, the arguments or reasons on either side.