contra

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See also: Contra and contra-

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against; contrary or opposed to

Adverb[edit]

contra (comparative more contra, superlative most contra)

  1. to the contrary to something

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Noun[edit]

contra (plural contras)

  1. (business) a deal to swap goods or services
  2. (accounting) an entry that cancels another entry
  3. (music, informal) any of the musical instruments in the contrabass range, e.g. contrabassoon, contrabass clarinet or, especially, double bass
  4. contra dance

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Adverb[edit]

contra

  1. against
    • 2009, Jean Grave, Les Aventures d'en Nono:
      Més endavant, va parlar contra la gent sense família
      But before, he was going to speak against people without family

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

contra

  1. Contra (anti-Sandinista fighter)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

contra

  1. third-person singular past historic of contrer

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Italian[edit]

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. Alternative form of contro

Verb[edit]

contra

  1. third-person singular present indicative of contrare
  2. second-person singular imperative of contrare

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Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *k(')enta (down, below, with, far, along, against), from *ḱen- (to set oneself in motion, arise). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌽𐌰 (hindana, from beyond), Old Norse hindr (obstacle), Old Norse handan (from that side, beyond), Old High German hintana (behind), Old English hinder (behind, back, in the farthest part, down), More at hinder, contrary.

Preposition[edit]

contrā + accusative

  1. against
  2. across from, opposite

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contra.

Preposition[edit]

contra

  1. against
    la lucha contra prejuicio
    the fight against prejudice

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