Meaning of PRO in English

I. ˈprō noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, preposition, for — more at for

1. : the arguments or evidence favoring a statement, proposition, or position

2. : the affirmative position or one holding it : the affirmative side — opposed to con

weighing the pros and cons

II. adjective

Etymology: pro-

: taking the affirmative side : favoring — opposed to con

considered the pro and con arguments

III. adverb

Etymology: pro-

: on the affirmative side : in favor : favorably — opposed to con

much has been written on the subject pro and con

IV. preposition

Etymology: Latin

: in favor of : on the supporting or affirmative side of : for — opposed to con

advanced arguments pro and con the proposal

V. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening

: professional

a golf pro

VI. adjective

Etymology: by shortening

: professional

a pro athlete

VII. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening

: prophylactic

VIII. abbreviation

1. progressive

2. pronoun

3. provost

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