pro

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See also: -pro-, pro-, Pro, Pro., and PRO

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Etymology[edit]

from Provencal

Abbreviation[edit]

pro

  1. ISO 639 code for Old Provençal

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin prō (on behalf of).

Noun[edit]

pro (plural pros)

  1. an advantage of something, especially when contrasted with its disadvantages (cons).
    What are the pros and cons of buying a car?
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Preposition[edit]

pro

  1. In favor of
    He is pro exercise but against physical exertion, quite a conundrum.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

pro (plural pros)

  1. a professional sportsman
  2. (colloquial) professional someone who is very good at something
    When it comes to DIY, he's a real pro.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

pro (plural pros)

  1. 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.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

pro + accusative

  1. for

Noun[edit]

pro n

  1. pro (advantage)
    Všechno má svá pro a proti.Everything has its pros and cons.

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Esperanto[edit]

Preposition[edit]

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from professionnel(le).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pro (masculine and feminine, plural pros)

  1. professional
    Il est très pro.

Noun[edit]

pro m, f (plural pros)

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

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German[edit]

Preposition[edit]

pro

  1. per

Ido[edit]

Preposition[edit]

pro

  1. because of

Interlingua[edit]

Preposition[edit]

pro

  1. for, to

Italian[edit]

Preposition[edit]

pro

  1. for, in favour of

Noun[edit]

pro m (invariable)

  1. good, benefit, advantage

Noun[edit]

pro m (invariable)

  1. pro (as in pros and cons)
  2. pro (a professional)

Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

pro m (plural pro)

  1. good; benefit; advantage

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pro-, form of *por-[1].

Preposition[edit]

prō + ablative

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pro-” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

pro

  1. rafsi of fapro.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

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pro

  1. per

Old French[edit]

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pro

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

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Portuguese[edit]

Contraction[edit]

pro

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A recent Latinism, from the Latin prō; see above.

Preposition[edit]

pro

  1. pro, in favor of, for

Usage notes[edit]

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


Volapük[edit]

Preposition[edit]

pro

  1. for