Meaning of PRO in English

PRO

pro 1

/proh/ , adv., n., pl. pros .

adv.

1. in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.

n.

2. a proponent of an issue; a person who upholds the affirmative in a debate.

3. an argument, consideration, vote, etc., for something. Cf. con 1 .

[ 1350-1400; ME pro (prep) in favor of, FOR; akin to PER-, Gk pró, Skt pra ]

pro 2

/proh/ , adj., n., pl. pros . Informal.

adj.

1. professional.

n.

2. professional.

3. the pros , the professional athletic leagues, as of football, baseball, or basketball: He's sure to be signed by the pros.

[ 1840-50; shortened form ]

pro 3

/proh/ , n. , pl. pros . Slang.

prophylactic (def. 5).

[ shortened form ]

/prddoh/ ; Eng. /proh/ , prep. Latin.

for.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .