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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French contre, from Old French contre, from Latin contra.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃tʁ/
  • (file)

PrepositionEdit

contre

  1. against (in physical contact with)
    La paille est contre la maison
    the straw is against the house
    Elle s'appuie contre le mur.
    She's pushing against the wall.
  2. against (not in favor of)
    Les citoyens sont pour, mais les hommes politiques sont contre.
    The citizens are for, but the politicians are against.
  3. against (having as an opponent)
    Ce soir: Lille contre Marseille en direct.
    Tonight: Lille against Marseille live.
  4. as against (as opposed to, compared to, in contrast with)
  5. in exchange for
    10% des hommes ont eu plus de cent partenaires sexuels, contre 5% seulement des femmes.
    10 percent of all men have had more than a hundred sexual partners, as against 5 percent of all women.

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

contre

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contrer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of contrer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of contrer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of contrer
  5. second-person singular imperative of contrer

NounEdit

contre m (plural contres)

  1. (bridge) double

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French contree, from Vulgar Latin *(terra) contrata.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kuntˈreː(ə)/, /kuntˈrɛi̯/

NounEdit

contre (plural contrees)

  1. region, area
  2. A political division, including:
    1. On a national level: a nation, country, land, or territory
    2. On a regional level: a district, state, or province
    3. On a local level: city, town, settlement, or parish
  3. homeland, fatherland
  4. country, countryside (as opposed to the city)
  5. The people of a region, country, or province; the local people.

DescendantsEdit

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French contre.

PrepositionEdit

contre

  1. against; opposing

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • cuntre (Northern, Anglo-Norman or early Old French)
  • countre (late Anglo-Norman)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin contra.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

contre

  1. against

AdverbEdit

contre

  1. against

DescendantsEdit

AnagramsEdit