contra

See also: Contra and contra-

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. against; contrary or opposed to

AdverbEdit

contra (comparative more contra, superlative most contra)

  1. to the contrary to something

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

contra (plural contras)

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

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. against

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

AdverbEdit

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

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

contra

  1. Contra (anti-Sandinista fighter)

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

contra

  1. third-person singular past historic of contrer

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. Variant of contro

VerbEdit

contra

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

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. against

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PrepositionEdit

contrā + accusative

  1. against
  2. across from, opposite

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. Against.

AntonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin contra.

PrepositionEdit

contra

  1. against
    la lucha contra prejuicio
    the fight against prejudice

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 16:51