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

TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

from Provencal

AbbreviationEdit

pro

  1. ISO 639 code for Old Provençal

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin prō (on behalf of).

NounEdit

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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PrepositionEdit

pro

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

NounEdit

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 3Edit

Shortening.

NounEdit

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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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

pro + accusative

  1. for

NounEdit

pro n

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

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EsperantoEdit

PrepositionEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened from professionnel(le).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pro (masculine and feminine, plural pros)

  1. professional
    Il est très pro.

NounEdit

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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GermanEdit

PrepositionEdit

pro

  1. per

IdoEdit

PrepositionEdit

pro

  1. because of

InterlinguaEdit

PrepositionEdit

pro

  1. for, to

ItalianEdit

PrepositionEdit

pro

  1. for, in favour of

NounEdit

pro m (invariable)

  1. good, benefit, advantage

NounEdit

pro m (invariable)

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

LadinEdit

NounEdit

pro m (plural pro)

  1. good; benefit; advantage

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrepositionEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

pro

  1. rafsi of fapro.

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

pro

  1. per

Old FrenchEdit

PrepositionEdit

pro

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

Usage notesEdit


PortugueseEdit

ContractionEdit

pro

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

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrepositionEdit

pro

  1. pro, in favor of, for

Usage notesEdit

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


VolapükEdit

PrepositionEdit

pro

  1. for